The School Board met Monday night to tweak the plan for the Southside, and decided to keep Fisher open, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Many parents of children who attend Fisher and Southampton want the choice of either school.
With this tentative plan set by the board, priority enrollment would be given to students who live closest. The Board still needs to hold a public hearing on this new plan. That meeting is set for August 6th
Check out a discussion Bryce and I are having on Facebook about whether this is a good thing or not. In other RPS news the Blackwell principal that lost his job for hosting fraternity parties at his school after hours has found a new job. The new job is with RPS and includes a $3,130 pay raise up to to $73,145 . Full story on RTD. Maurice Henderson, 5th District School board member as usual didn’t have much to say.
Maurice Henderson, the vice chairman of the School Board and the representative from the 5th District, said he would not comment on specific employee matters.
“His new placement is a decision within the authority of the administration,” he said. “We’re not casual about this. Those decisions are well-scrutinized.”
When questioned about reappointing Roselle without a public discussion of the April incident, Henderson said: “I’m not going to take you through the journey of that whole process.”
Don’t forget that while this is happening teachers will be facing mandatory furlough days next school year.