Sawyer School students will be reunited with their records

Jan 10, 2013

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Help is on the way for the more than 300 students displaced by the recent closure of the Sawyer vocational school in Providence. 

The state Office of Higher Education will hold a day-long meeting next week for students displaced by the closure of the Sawyer School in Providence. More than 300 students in Rhode Island and another 1,200 in Connecticut were shocked to see the school close abruptly just after Christmas.

The Sawyer School location in Providence
Credit Elisabeth Harrison

The meeting is Thursday January 17th at CCRI in Providence. Office of Higher Education spokesman Mike Trainor says the event will reunite Sawyer students with their academic transcripts and financial information.

“And just as important we are expecting at least eight other schools will be in attendance setting up a booth where the Sawyer students can take their information and compare notes with the various schools and perhaps get a transfer going right then and there,” says Trainor.

Trainor says Higher Education Office staff have been working nights and weekends retrieving the records from the Sawyer School and storing them in a secure location.

Still unknown is whether the students will get any money due them back.

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