PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island higher education officials say a career training school serving about 300 students has abruptly closed.
A Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education spokesman says the Sawyer School was scheduled to resume classes Wednesday but students have been told the school is closed.
Mike Trainor says the state’s last review of Sawyer in September showed no indication of financial problems. He says the state hasn’t been able to reach school officials, including about tuition payments already made by students. He says state police and the state attorney general’s office have been contacted.
Trainor says the school has an arrangement for students to attend Lincoln Technical Institute in the event of a closure. He said the state will have a telephone hotline, 401-277-5018, for students beginning Thursday, and is posting information on its website, www.ribghe.org.
Sawyer trained students to become medical assistants and in office information systems. School officials couldn’t immediately be reached.