Education
5:00 am
Tue January 8, 2013

How did Sawyer School close with no notice?

Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the RI Board of Governors for Higher Education, Michael Trainor, talks with RIPR Morning Edition Host Elisabeth Harrison about the Sawyer School which abruptly closed this month.  Trainor discusses what safeguards are in place to protect students enrolled in for-profit schools, the status of the school at its last audit, and what RI is doing for students left stranded.

Sawyer School in Pawtucket, RI
Sawyer School in Pawtucket, RI
Credit Elisabeth Harrison

"If students have a particular issue, such as "I'm waiting to transfer" we need to know about that as soon as possible so we can prioritize their record distribution. And also to keep reminding people to check our website on a daily basis. We will be posting updates, particularly on the schedule for record distribution on a daily basis."

The hotline is staffed daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 401-277-5282.

The RI Board of Governors for Higher Education website is updated daily.  http://www.ribghe.org/sawyer/index.html