Newport School Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain joins WUN for her monthly videocast at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Among the issues we’ll discuss:

  • We’ll talk about the lingering impact of the pandemic and how the school system is trying to make up for lost learning. 
  • School construction projects – progress, timing, funding, and any changes to the initial plans.
  • Status of employee contracts.
  • Staffing

Have a question for the Superintendent? Leave it on the Facebook post below before or during the conversation. We’ll get to as many questions as possible.

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Frank Prosnitz

Frank Prosnitz brings to WhatsUpNewp several years in journalism, including 10 as editor of the Providence (RI) Business News and 14 years as a reporter and bureau manager at the Providence (RI) Journal. Prosnitz began his journalism career as a sportswriter at the Asbury Park (NJ) Press, moving to The News Tribune (Woodbridge, NJ), before joining the Providence Journal. Prosnitz hosts the Morning Show on WLBQ radio (Westerly), 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, and It’s Your Business, also on WBLQ, Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Prosnitz has twice won Best in Business Awards from the national Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), twice was named Media Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration, won an investigative reporter’s award from the New England Press Association, and newswriting award from the Rhode Island Press Association.