Popular NSHS band director’s contract not renewed

Popular NSHS band director’s contract not renewed

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Band Director Metro Narcisi will not be returning to the role at North Smithfield High School when his contract runs out at the end of the school year.

The School Department did not renew Narcisi’s contract, a decision that led several students and parents to testify on his behalf at a School Committee meeting last week.

Narcisi was hired in 2016 to replace former band Director Fritz Benz, who left North Smithfield to take a job in South Kingstown.

“I guess some felt that it wasn’t a good fit,” Naricisi said of the decision.

School Committee members voted 4-3 last week to accept a resignation submitted by Narcisi, with members Paul Jones, Merredythe Nadeau and Art Bassett in the minority.