§ 16-3.1-8. Regional center collaborative Northern Rhode Island.
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the school committees of the cities and towns of Lincoln, Cumberland, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, North Providence, Johnston, Foster, Glocester, Foster-Glocester regional school district, and Burrillville are authorized and empowered to continue and/or initiate cooperative efforts to provide special education programs and diagnostic services required by law or regulation, to utilize technology, including without limitation television, to provide limited interest curriculum, and to provide programs for the gifted and talented, all on a collaborative basis. The various school committees may assign and delegate to their respective school committee chairs or designee or superintendents of schools or designee, acting as a regional board, any duties, responsibilities, and powers that the committees may deem necessary for the conduct, administration, and management of the regional center collaborative of northern Rhode Island.
(b) The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, as a nonprofit corporation, shall have all the powers provided in the R.I. Nonprofit Corporation Act (RI Gen. Laws § 7-6-1, et seq):
(1) To purchase, take, receive, lease, take by gift, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, mortgage, finance, improve, and use a certain parcel of realty and fixtures thereon located at 300 George Washington Highway, Smithfield, Rhode Island, and any parcels of realty contiguous thereto.
(2) To create a wholly-owned subsidiary entity for the purpose of facilitating any of the powers, duties and responsibilities referred to above.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 515, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 433, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 353, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 471, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 501, § 17.)