he 4th District is a crowded race for school board. The Times-Dispatch invited candidates for Richmond City Council and School Board to tell us why they’re running. They will publish their statements – in no particular order – on the Op/Ed page between now and Election Day. Candidate Mary Blanchard has an editorial up on today’s paper.
My three children attended Richmond Public Schools and I am a proud RPS parent. I am a candidate for the Richmond School Board, District 4, because I want to strengthen the schools we have and attract new students to our schools for our city’s health and vitality. We must increase enrollment and community participation in Richmond’s public schools and make our schools an attractive choice for parents by improving academic achievement and budgeting wisely. I will work to engage our community, enrich learning and promote excellent leadership in our schools.