John S. Ribezzo

Publication Date

Fall 1989


For a number of years I have been interested in the local history of the state of Rhode Island. Over that time I have collected many books, pamphlets, and other sources of information. Upon browsing one day in a used bookstore, I came upon some papers. To my surprise and delight, this material included several reports by the Trustee of School District Number Fifteen in the town of Johnston, Rhode Island. The reports, which I purchased at a reasonable price, were for the fiscal years ended April 29, 1891, 1892, and 1895. I also remembered that I had, at one time or another, purchased a school manual used by officers of the public schools of the state of Rhode Island. I thought that it would be interesting to review the duties of the trustee and observe, through his annual report to the town committee, how he discharged these duties.



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