RISD and community partners will be hosting two back to school events for 2021-22 families in need. The Backpack Bash will offer school supplies, other freebies, and connections to programs and services for RISD families in a back-to-school fair atmosphere. The Berkner/Lake Highlands event will occur on July 31, and the Pearce/Richardson event will occur on August 7. Registration is required and students should be enrolled in RISD schools for 2021-22.
RISD Trustees passed the 2021-22 operating budget, which will include funding to address pandemic impact on students through extra teachers and smaller class sizes over the next two years.