Members of the North
Kingstown School Community,
I hope you have found time to relax and rejuvenate with your families
We have finalized our bell times, and there will be changes from last
year. Because of the budgetary decrease of two busses this spring, we
are forced to start the high school 10 minutes earlier and start all
elementary schools 10 minutes later. Middle school times will remain the
same. This isnít what I would prefer to do, but our tight budget issues
donít give us many options (and all of them are bad ones).
I canít stress enough to our community the significance of the funding
discussions we have each spring. I need our community to understand that
with the funding issues we are facing, we will have to put up with this
inconvenience and others as well. As you may recall, our budget
reductions included cuts to many areas including cuts to staff, sports
and music funding, funds to maintain our buildings in a timely manner,
salary and benefits to our employees, and bus transportation. Obviously,
as September approaches, we are starting to feel the impact of these
As always, I want you to know that we are committed to keeping the
quality of our educational program as high as it has ever been, even
with these reductions, and we plan to have a great year.
Our new bell times are here. I hope you can understand our
Phil Auger, Ph.D.
Superintendent of North Kingstown Public Schools
start time schedule