CUMBERLAND – Passionate and persuasive, parents of B.F. Norton students prevailed at Thursday night's School Committee meeting.
On a motion by John Gibbons, members voted 4 to 3 to cease exploration of a proposal to lease the top floor to the Blackstone Valley Prep's middle school for one year. ...
The B.F. Norton vote followed a couple of hours of testimony by parents and Principal Paula Mahoney that focused on the school's inability to accommodate the charter school's short-term needs without harming their own educational programming.
There was plenty of resentment, too, over the idea of making room for a school that also serves Central Falls, Pawtucket and Lincoln students.