• Community Advisory Boards


    Community Advisory Boards (CABs)


    Rhode Island’s ESSA State Plan states that effective school improvement empowers students, families, and educators; that school improvement is a shared responsibility of all stakeholders throughout the statewide community; and that school improvement is not possible without authentically engaged local communities and families. PPSD believes that school improvement cannot happen without the strengths and insights community members possess. Our goal is for CABs to be full partners in identified schools’ efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students.

  • CAB Responsibilities

    • Analyze the Needs Assessment of identified schools in CAB Sub-Committees
    • Collaborate with School Based Teams in the development of a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP)
    • Monitor progress of CSIP
    • Report annually to RIDE on the status of CSIP implementation and progress
    • Participate with PPSD and schools in the development of School Redesign Plan; CABs must formally endorse the School Redesign Plan
    • Monitor progress of School Redesign Plan

  • CAB Members

    PPSD’s CABs are representative of the communities served by each identified schools. Members of include current students, alumni, parents and guardians, and other community members. PPSD has three CABs: one each for elementary, middle and high schools. Each CAB has between 15-23 members. Although CABs serve multiple schools, each CAB has sub-committees of approximately 4-6 members who represent individual schools. Sub-committees complete each aspect of the school improvement process and approve plans for the schools they represent. 


    Elementary School: Robert L. Bailey, Martin Luther King Jr., Carl G. Lauro and Alfred Lima Sr. 

    Middle School: Nathan Bishop, DelSesto, Roger Williams, Gilbert Stuart and West Broadway

    High School: Alvarez, Hope, Juanita Sanchez, Mt. Pleasant, 360, Central


    Community Advisory Boards