Coventry Building Initiatives

Last Updated: 10/25/2021 9:37 PM

Coventry School Building Initiatives


Under the Rhode Island School Construction Program, Coventry Schools has a time-limited opportunity to earn 57.8% reimbursement – about $51 million – from the Rhode Island Department of Education to offset the cost of the proposed projects.



"Regardless of the income levels of the students, deficient school building condition contributed statistically to low academic outcomes. One explanation for these findings might be that students felt if society didn’t care about their school building, it didn’t care about them."

~Lorraine E. Maxwell, Design and Environmental Analysis

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Projects will impact every school in Coventry and include:


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Alan Shawn Feinstein Renovation and Addition Proposal Video:





The Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School proposal creates a school that has:

  • A new three story academic addition with new classroom spaces, small group collaboration space, and a renovated media center and cafeteria. 
  • A dedicated entrance for community-based activities in the auditorium, media center, and gymnasium. 
  • Exterior improvements include a new main entrance, a dedicated walker dismissal area, and an expanded bus loop for efficient drop-off and pick-up. 
  • New athletic fields as well as additional parking will make the school the main attraction of our community.

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Joint Building Committee, Town Council and Legislator Meeting YouTube Video 8/31/2021

Coventry Building Committee Archive