Gist heads to Central Falls

May 21, 2012

State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist holds a public meeting tonight in Central Falls. She’ll take questions from the community while seated alongside a panel of local school leaders.

Numerous concerns have emerged about the tiny school district in the wake of the Central Falls bankruptcy. The school department has agreed to merge some services with the city including finance, human resources and sports.

In April, state education officials announced they were taking over day-to-day finances at the Central Falls School Department, including the budget and teacher contract negotiations, which remain unresolved.