PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two schools in Providence are expected to close down next year, according to the Providence Public School District (PPSD).
The announcement comes after a tweet from the Providence Teachers Union accused the R.I. Department of Education and the PPSD of not informing teachers, students and parents about the decision to close a number of schools.
“Had they bothered to reach out before tweeting, union leadership would know that the plan to take two run-down facilities offline next year will not result in any teacher layoffs,” a spokesperson for the PPSD said in a statement.
The spokesperson also said more details will be released in the coming days.
“The communications rollout plan will now begin early this coming week. Until our educators, families, and the School Board are fully informed, we will not be commenting any further on specifics,” the statement continued.
The district has not said which schools are being closed.