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TA Network Sessions
Schedule 2010-11
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Teacher Assitant
Training- Winter 2011-
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About Us

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.

SORICO, in partnership with its member districts, provides leadership to ensure strong student achievement through the development and delivery of high quality programs and services using cost effective, collaborative and entrepreneurial strategies.


History

 
1994:
Creation of Alternative Learning Program (ALP) for at-risk high school students
 
 
1995:
Regional Transition Center expanded, providing support for schools, communities and families as students with disabilities transition from school to adult life
 
 
1996:
Expansion of direct services to create a Clinical Day Program for students with mental health issues; along with ALP, known as Riverview Program
 
 
1997:
Provided leadership coordinating professional development in School to Career
 
 
2000:
Purchased and renovated building for permanent home in North Kingstown
 

Current Initiatives:

• Servicing 11 students ForwardVIEW Alternative Learning and Clinical Day Programs

• Provide vocational evaluations and summer work experience program for students with disabilities

• Screening of 900 children aged 3-5 to identify early intervention needs

Resources:
Employees: 27
Number of Board (Collaborative Council) Members: 18 (Superintendent and 1 School Committee member from each of the 9 school districts)
Board Meets: 4 times per year, October, December, February and May
Total Annual Budget: $1,660,000

SORICO By-Laws:
View SORICO By-Laws