Chariho School Parents’ Forum

May 23, 2007

South Shore Mental Health Center, 2003 RFP bid

Filed under: RYSE,RYSE paperwork — Editor @ 11:56 pm

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  1. South Shore Mental Health provided a comprehensive overview of what they could offer Chariho. They also were able to provide service at a much lower cost than Psychological Center, Inc., yet their bid was rejected. Something is wrong with this picture.

    FYI – While taxpayers, parents, and some school committee members are unable to get RYSE or Chariho’s administration to provide us with data on RYSE’s effectiveness, I found information that RYSE scored “Insufficient Progress” in 2004 and “Moderately Progressing” (the category just above Insufficient) in 2006. Based on these assessments, I can understand why those connected to RYSE would choose to keep this information from the rest of us.

    I see where Mr. Ricci is involved in a group called SORICO. Below is the group’s mission statement. Kind of makes it clear why the proposed RYSE structure needs to be so large, doesn’t it? Maybe RYSE’s low scores aren’t such a bad thing? Perhaps the other Southern RI schools won’t want to send their troubled students to RYSE because of the scores?

    The Southern Rhode Island Collaborative Education and Training Center (SORICO), created in 1988 by the RI Legislature, is a regional service agency working with 9 school districts in southern Rhode Island. This includes 8 high schools, 11 middle schools and 33 elementary schools. There are about 23,000 students, of which 25% receive special education services. The nine districts include Block Island, Chariho, East Greenwich, Exeter/West Greenwich, Jamestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and Westerly.

    Our mission is “to develop and offer programs and services that meet the needs of its member districts when such services and programs can more effectively and economically be provided on a collaborative basis.”

    Comment by Curious Resident — May 24, 2007 @ 12:27 am | Reply

  2. […] debate, research is subjective.  South Shore provided research supporting their program (see SSMH bid), but the Chariho Administration decided that the PC sited research was better.  Even if it was – […]

    Pingback by PC Inc Scientific and Conceptual Rationale for Clinical Services « Chariho School Parents’ Forum — June 25, 2007 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

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