The East Providence School Committee is facing concerns from one of its members regarding the city’s new high school. Tony Ferreira, a committee member-at-large, claims that there is a long list of issues that have been present since the school opened in the fall of 2021. The school cost $190 million to build, with Rhode Island’s Department of Education refunding a large portion of the project through the statewide $250 million school construction bond. Ferreira lists several issues, including cracked sidewalks, backed-up toilets, and retention pond drainage issues, among others. Though the issues are reportedly being discussed by the school committee in executive session, Ferreira and the committee assure taxpayers that the Gilbane Building Company, not city funds, will cover the cost of any necessary repairs.

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