§ 16-2-1 Cities included as towns
§ 16-2-2 City and town schools required — School year — Location — Kindergartens
§ 16-2-3 Emergency reduction of school year
§ 16-2-5 Composition of city or town school committees — Election and terms of members — Vacancies
§ 16-2-5.1 Professional development
§ 16-2-6 Chairperson and clerk of city or town committee
§ 16-2-7 Distribution of documents and blanks by clerk
§ 16-2-8 Regular meetings of committee
§ 16-2-9 General powers and duties of school committees
§ 16-2-9.1 Code of basic management principles and ethical school standards
§ 16-2-9.2 Joint purchasing agreements
§ 16-2-9.3 The advisory council on school finances
§ 16-2-9.4 School district accounting compliance
§ 16-2-9.5 Other post-employment benefits — OPEB trusts
§ 16-2-10 Certification of superintendents
§ 16-2-11 General powers and duties of superintendent
§ 16-2-12 Joint superintendent employed by two or more cities or towns
§ 16-2-13 Joint committee — Annual convention — Superintendent — Dissolution
§ 16-2-15 Location of schools — Control of property
§ 16-2-15.1 Pawtucket school committee — Abandonment, closing, reopening, or acquisition of school buildings — Public hearings
§ 16-2-16 Rules and regulations — Curriculum
§ 16-2-17 Right to a safe school
§ 16-2-17.1 In school suspensions
§ 16-2-18 Selection of teachers and superintendent — General control of schools — Expenses
§ 16-2-18.1 Criminal records review
§ 16-2-18.2 Prior criminal records checks
§ 16-2-18.3 Rules and regulations
§ 16-2-18.4 Criminal records review for volunteers
§ 16-2-18.5 Prior criminal records checks for school volunteers
§ 16-2-19 Children attending in adjoining cities or towns
§ 16-2-20 Visitation and examination of schools
§ 16-2-21 Pre-budget consultation — Annual reports — Appropriation requests — Budgets
§ 16-2-21.2 Three-year budget forecasting process
§ 16-2-21.3 Meetings with city and town councils
§ 16-2-21.4 School budgets — Compliance with certain requirements
§ 16-2-21.5 Notification of state school aid to school districts
§ 16-2-21.6 Collective bargaining fiscal impact statements
§ 16-2-23 Expenditures pending annual appropriation
§ 16-2-24 Survey of city or town schools
§ 16-2-25 Distribution of powers in Providence and Cranston
§ 16-2-26 Special statutes prevailing
§ 16-2-27 Eligibility for attendance — Kindergarten
§ 16-2-28 Eligibility for attendance — First grade
§ 16-2-28.1 Regulations
§ 16-2-28.2 Kindergarten multiple sessions
§ 16-2-30 School lunch programs
§ 16-2-31 School crossing guard equipment
§ 16-2-32 Policy manual for school committee
§ 16-2-33 City of Woonsocket — Compensation to school committee members
§ 16-2-33.1 City of Woonsocket — School dress code
§ 16-2-33.2 City of Central Falls — School dress code
§ 16-2-34 Central Falls School District board of trustees
§ 16-2-35 The Middletown public schools sponsorship program

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 16-2

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • town council: include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.