PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s congressional delegation has asked the U.S. education secretary to help students displaced by the abrupt closure of a career training school continue to receive financial aid.
The four members of the delegation wrote on Thursday to Secretary Arne Duncan asking him to use ‘‘every possible measure’’ to ensure students continue to receive federal financial assistance if they transfer elsewhere.
The Sawyer School was to resume classes on Wednesday for about 300 students but they were told this week it had closed. About 1,200 students at locations in Connecticut are also affected.
Rhode Island State Police say they will examine the school’s records to determine whether to open a criminal investigation.
The school has lost its accreditation. An executive at the school’s parent company declined to comment.