Kellie DiPalma Simeone

Q1: Contact Information

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Q2: Were you elected or appointed to your position?


Q3: When were you first elected/appointed to the School Committee? When does your term expire?

First Elected 11/4/2008

Current Term Expiration 11/8/2016

Q4: Do you expect to run for re-election when your current term expires?

I don’t know

PAGE 3: Current Issues Facing RI Students

Q5: Think for a moment about your district. What makes your district great? What makes you most proud?

A relatively diverse group of students, involved parents, committed leadership

Q6: What are the most important challenges you see in your district as we enter in to the 2015/2016 school year?


Finances, Town Council Support

PAGE 4: Requiring PARCC Testing

Q7: Does your district have a policy that requires students to participate in state wide testing (like PARCC)?


Yes, and I voted to support the policy that requires it. (skip to question 9)


Q8: While there is not a state mandate to require students to participate in state assessments like PARCC, some districts have passed local policies that would require participation in the state assessments. If your district were to propose a policy to require participation in state assessments, would you vote in favor of that policy?

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Q9: If you have other comments on PARCC or other testing policies, please share them here.


We need a way to measure student progress that is non-biased. The test measures what we want students to know. Taking the PARCC is a good use of time. Teachers should be creative in how they prepare students for the PARCC exam, it should not be old-school test prep where student simply complete practice tests. The concepts and skills the students will need to do well on the exam should be woven throughout the curriculum all year long.

PAGE 5: Final Thoughts

Q10: Thank you for participating in our first School Committee Survey. If you have any thing you would like to know, you can share those comments here or email us at

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