School committee approves deal to restore sports in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – The restoration of sports programs and several other initiatives in a Rhode Island school district has taken another step forward.

The Warwick School Committee on Tuesday voted to approve an additional $4 million to the department’s budget, a night after the City Council approved the money.

The resolution now heads back to the City Council for approval. Mayor Joseph Solomon says he would like to see the details before approving it.

The money would pay for 17 line items, including sports, teaching assistants, custodians, textbooks, and after-school programs.

Sports were among several cuts the school committee made last month when it approved a $174 million budget, outraging many students and parents.

The district has three high schools and nearly 20 schools total.

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