PROVIDENCE – Rep. William O’Brien, of House District 54, North Providence, is requesting a House Oversight Committee meeting to examine the recently awarded $5 million contract to the ILO Group to manage safely reopening schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When I first read the news reports regarding this contract, I, like many others, was outraged,” he said in a release. “To pay a group of outside individuals $5 million for the work that the Department of Education should be doing is beyond outrageous. In this climate, where every single education dollar counts, I see this as an extreme waste of taxpayer dollars, and I will be writing to Speaker Shekarchi and Oversight Chairwoman Serpa to request a meeting on this important matter.”

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