2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 45 - Towns and cities
CHAPTER 45-49 - School Age Child Care
§ 45-49-2 - Authority of school committees and municipal governments – Program requirements.

SECTION 45-49-2

   § 45-49-2  Authority of school committees and municipal governments – Program requirements. – (a) All city and town school committees have the power to establish and operate, contract for, and/or make provision for programs to provide before and after school care and vacation day care for school age children in public school buildings. The provisions of title 16 are not applicable to any of these day care committees.

   (b) All city and town school committees, city and town councils, and/or city and town managers, administrators, and mayors, as may be appropriate according to the form of government of each municipality, have the power to establish and operate, contract for, and/or make provision for programs to provide before and after school care and vacation day care for school age children in locations other than public school buildings.

   (c) If the appropriate municipal authority establishes a program pursuant to this chapter, the appropriate municipal authority shall adopt rules and regulations governing school age child care programs, including an application and contracting procedure by which qualified groups may apply to operate these programs.

   (d) School age child care programs are completely separate and apart from the regular public school educational program. No school age child care programs shall supplant or replace any part of the school curriculum provided to all children as part of their free public education.

   (e) School age child care programs shall comply with all applicable provisions of the general laws and with all applicable rules and regulations of the department of human services.

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