Bristol, RI) -- The controversy over starting the school year in the middle of Rosh Hashanah in the Bristol-Warren district has taken another turn. Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Brice, who overrode the school board to move the start from September 7th to the 8th, has resigned, stating he wants to spend more time with his family. Some Rhode Island schools start classes at the end of August; Providence starts on September 9th, the day after the three-day Jewish holiday. EastBayRI.com reports a Bristol-Warren School Committee member motioned to start the school year on the 9th at a meeting on Monday, but that the motion failed.
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