School Building Committee
- The School Building Committee first met July 12, 2018
- Meetings are scheduled as needed by the School Building Committee Chair
- Meeting Date, Time, Location, and Agenda are posted in advance
Staff assistance for the School Building Committee, as of December 20th, 2018 is provided by the Town Manager's Office.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View agendas and minutes
*Please note, a School Building Committee calendar on the Town's website is currently under construction and is coming soon. Agendas and minutes can be found on the Secretary of State's website linked above. (12/27/2018)
Membership of the School Building Committee must meet both Town Charter and Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) membership requirements. In order to meet both local and State membership requirements, the Committee consists of a combined 14 members, with seven members appointed by the Town Council, six members appointed by the School Committee, and one member, the RIDE required community member, appointed jointly by the Town Council and the School Committee. It is noted that there are fourteen members of the Committee, but only thirteen are voting members.
|Name||Title||RIDE or Charter Role||Appointed by|
|Bryant DaCruz, Chair||Town Council Vice President||Charter: Majority||Town Council|
|Aimee Reiner, Secretary||Director of Administrative Services - Town*||Charter: Majority||Town Council|
|Peter Christensen||Maintenance Director - School||RIDE: Local official responsible for building maintenance||School Committee|
|Maryanne Crawford||Chief Financial Officer - School||RIDE: Local budget official or member of the local finance committee||School Committee|
|Debra Kelso||Town Council Member||Charter: Majority||Town Council|
|Pauline Lisi||Assistant Superintendent - School (with input from crisis and CTE staff)||RIDE: A member who has knowledge of the educational mission and function of the facility||School Committee|
|Robert Mezzanottee||SKHS Principal (with input from other principals, rotating position)
|RIDE: School Principal from the subject school||School Committee|
|Jacy Northup||School Committee Member||Charter: School Committee Member||School Committee|
|Wayne Pimental||Building Official - Town*||RIDE: Representative of the office or body authorized by law to construct school buildings in the municipality||Town Council|
|Mark Russo||Facilities Superintendent - Town||Charter: Majority||Town Council|
|Kristen Stringfellow||School Superintendent||RIDE: Superintendent of Schools||School Committee|
|Patricia Sunderland||Finance Director - Town*||Charter: Majority||Town Council|
|Melissa Towle||Community Member||RIDE: South Kingstown resident with architectural, engineering, and/or construction experience||Town Council & School Committee|
|Robert Zarnetske||Town Manager||Charter: Majority||Town Council|
*also recommended by the School Committee
RIDE School Construction Regulations ‐ School Building Committee members
"The district must submit names and backgrounds of the members of the school building committee that shall be formed in accordance with the provisions of the district’s local charter and/or bylaws. The school building committee must, at a minimum consist of eight people, including the superintendent of schools, at least one member of the school committee, the local official responsible for building maintenance, a representative of the office or body authorized by law to construct school buildings in the municipality, the school principal from the subject school, a member who has knowledge of the educational mission and function of the facility, a local budget official or member of the local finance committee, and at least one member of the community with architectural, engineering and/or construction experience to provide input relative to the effect of the project on the community and to examine building design and construction plans for reasonableness."