RIDE has a prescribed process for Towns and Local Education Agencies (LEA's) to follow in order to qualify for "housing aid" (i.e. reimbursement for school improvements) and enhanced reimbursement incentives passed by voters in 2018. This process is called the Necessity of School Construction and consists of five (5) distinct phases. In order to qualify for incentives the Town must:
- File a Letter of Intent;
- Prepare and submit a Stage I needs assessment report;
- Prepare and submit a Stage II "Solution" report;
The Town will submit the Stage I report by the September 15, 2022 deadline. The SBC will then be working aggressively to evaluate various alternatives for school facility improvements in consultation with the architectural and engineering firm Studio JAED.