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Paul A. Bourget, Chairman


March 17, 2020

Woonsocket School Committee Cancellation of Meetings

Woonsocket School Committee Chairman, Paul A. Bourget issued a press release today advising the public and community at large that the School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woonsocket Hamlet Middle School, Cafeteria has been cancelled. All sub-committee meetings of the School Committee are cancelled as well in order to comply with Governor Raimondo’s request to avoid all public gatherings for the next few weeks. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the School Committee is scheduled April 8, 2020. We will keep the public advised if there will be any cancellations of future public meetings.

Woonsocket is a resilient and resourceful community. During these challenging times, let’s make sure we help keep each other safe and healthy.

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