Angela Romans, Senior Advisor on Education:
Mayor Taveras has not been directly briefed on the Achievement First Mayoral Academy proposal by Mayor Fung or RIMA. As the Mayor’s Education Advisor, I have met with Mayor Fung and RIMA recently to ask some general questions about the proposal.
The administration has not yet had an opportunity to do an analysis of the costs of the proposal and possible resultant effects on Providence, positive or otherwise. As such, Mayor Taveras does not have an official position on this application. If the application moves forward in the approval process by the Regents, all of the above will need to happen and then Mayor Taveras can take a position.
I'm unclear at this point on what a favored CMO would have to do to not have their charter proposal approved.