School Building Authority Reports

On February 16, 2022, Governor Dan McKee and Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green released the 2022 School Building Authority Report, Renewing the Dream, which summarizes the state’s continued work to build high-quality school facilities across Rhode Island. The Governor and Commissioner were joined by state and local leaders at a release event at Frank D. Spaziano Elementary School in Providence, the renovation and expansion of which is one of the major projects highlighted in the report.

Renewing the Dream, the SBA’s first report since 2017, provides an in-depth look at the results of progress made across the state on using the funds from the 2018 school construction bond. The report showcases eleven case studies on major renovations or full building replacements that have been completed across the state, as well as another six ongoing projects. The report also lays out the necessity of continued funding for school construction through the Governor’s proposed $250 million bond initiative.

Included in the bond initiative is specific funding for the Facilities Equity Initiative, a program to provide underserved districts with greater access to school construction funding. The first Facilities Equity Initiative awards were distributed at the event and provided $20 million in funding to the districts of Central Falls, Woonsocket, Pawtucket, Providence, and West Warwick. Renewing the Dream explains how the Governor’s proposed bond not only continues but improves this initiative to ensure every child in Rhode Island has access to 21st-century learning facilities. State leaders presented local school leaders checks reflecting the awarded funds through the Facilities Equity Initiative.

On November 1, 2022, Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Matos, Treasurer Magaziner and Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green released a new School Building Authority Report, Rhode to Excellence, which highlights the progress made in Providence and recently launched programs.

On December 20, 2023, the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education released Investing in Excellence, which highlights over $75M in School Building Authority Capital Fund funding that supports teaching and learning.