Mayor’s statement on the passing of Toll Gate’s principal, Steven Chrazbaszcz

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Steve Chrabaszcz. He was a fixture in the Warwick School system, and a man whose passion for his students and their educational aspirations was unparalleled. I knew him to be a man full life and enthusiasm with a remarkable way of putting the needs of his students before all else. During the 10 years that he served as Toll Gate’s principal he built a strong foundation of communication with parents and teachers, making himself available to them around the clock. The impact he leaves behind is immeasurable. On behalf of the entire City of Warwick, we extend our deepest sympathies to Barbara and his family. Additionally, during this time of grief, counselors will be available at Toll Gate for all students, faculty and staff. The outpouring of support from the other schools in the district has been overwhelming, and I thank them for their concern during this time of sadness. All after school activities and the late buses have been canceled today. Further announcements will be forthcoming.

- Mayor Scott Avedisian