About Your School Committee

We believe that exceptional school districts develop exceptional students. We are proud of our district’s tradition of excellence, yet our focus remains on our journey of continuous improvement as we strive to empower all students to excel.

As stated in the Barrington Public Schools Strategic Plan, the Barrington School Committee is committed to:

  • making student centered decisions

  • demonstrating respect in all relationships

  • creating purposeful , inclusive, and responsive dialogue

  • practicing transparent, effective, and strategic financial management

Click here to view the Barrington School Committee's goals for 2022-2023.

The Barrington School Committee is composed of five members of the community who are elected at large to four-year terms. Terms are staggered to provide continuity in public service and a maximum of three new members are elected at one time. We are proud to have a Student Representative to the School Committee, who reflects the opinions and concerns of students. The Student Representative to the School Committee serves in a nonvoting advisory capacity.


We welcome your presence at our School Committee meetings. School Committee meetings are open to the public and are typically scheduled on the first and third Thursday of every month during the academic year and as needed during the summer. At all regularly scheduled meetings, the open meeting convenes at 6:30 pm in the Barrington Middle School, Presentation Room, 261 Middle Highway, Barrington, RI 02806.

School Committee meetings are available on the district website (
www.barringtonschools.org) via livestream as well as archived meetings.

In order to ensure compliance with the Open Meetings Act, notice of all School Committee meetings is electronically filed with the Secretary of State, posted on the district website (
www.barringtonschools.org.) and posted in two (2) public locations within the governmental unit at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting.

We appreciate your interest in the Barrington Public Schools.

The email addresses provided are for individual School Committee members and are provided for the convenience of the public in communicating with individual School Committee members. Please be aware that, pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 42-46-5 (b) (1), individual School Committee members may not share the communication with the entire School Committee, other individual members of the School Committee, or other individuals.

The email addresses should never be used for official communications that must be made to the School Committee, especially for matters on appeal and legal notices.

If you would like to address the entire School Committee AND Superintendent Michael Messore, please use:


To email the School Committee ONLY, use the individual email addresses..



Advisory Lead Member

Advisory Member

Amanda Regino Basse


Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity

Special Education Advisory

Senior Project Advisory

Patrick McCrann


Social Emotional Learning

Barrington School Building Committee

Megan P. Douglas, M.D.


Health & Wellness

Policy Committee

Social Emotional Learning

Budget Forecasting

W. Frazier Bell


Special Education Advisory

Health & Wellness

Thomas Peck


Barrington School Building Committee

Policy Committee

Budget Forecasting

Priya Gottlieb

Student Representative