For Our Schools.

The bond will finance the construction of a new, state-ofthe-art Rogers High School and additional classrooms at Pell Elementary School, which is overcrowded. Rogers was rated as being in “poor condition” by a 2017 report by the State of RI, including having “structural safety problems.” The report found Rogers had the “direst needs” of any high school in RI. Studies have shown it is more cost effective to replace than repair the current high school.

For Our Kids.

The condition of school buildings directly impacts student performance and attendance. Clean, quiet, safe, comfortable and healthy learning environments are an important component of teaching and learning.

For Our Property Values.

Excellent public schools stabilize property values. An investment in our schools is an investment in our home values.

For Taxpayers.

The Statewide School Construction Bond that passed in 2018 allows for a Newport reimbursement of 52.5%. In 2018, 84% of the voters in Newport approved the state bond. If we do not pass this local bond, those monies will go to other communities, and not to Newport.

Newport schools are in disrepair.

Roger’s High School was recently rated the worst high school building in Rhode Island. Pell Elementary School is overcrowded. Approving this bond will solve these problems.

Watch Colleen Burns Jermain, Superintendent of Newport Public Schools, give a presentation about the need to approve the Newport School Bond.


Estimated cost of the new school. The estimated $614 per square foot includes construction costs, furniture, fixtures, equipment (including NACTC equipment).


The percentage of Newport voters who voted for the state’s $250 million School Construction Bond in the 2018 general election.


Reimbursement rate from the state of Rhode Island. Guaranteed 35% reimbursement, and 17.5% additional incentives.


The year the old Rogers High School was built.