Monday was a busy night for the school board but nothing definitive was decided.
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Posted on behalf or Woodland Heights resident Samantha. I’m posting to request that you take a few minutes to write to our RPS school board reps. I’ve been attending several city and school board meetings recently and talking to a citizen in the Westover Hills neighborhood about what they’re trying to do to WHES. They’re [...]
What this will mean for our local schools only time will tell. RTD has the story. Richmond School Superintendent Yvonne W. Brandon will announce today that she is leaving the job on June 30, according to a source who asked not to be identified. The decision is mutual between the superintendent and the newly constituted [...]
I’m hearing that some of the instructions on the RPS website aren’t so helpful. Luckily for you we have Bryce Lyle in our community. Bryce is part of group that is trying to get folks to see our local schools and specifically Westover Hills Elementary School in a new light. As part of that effort [...]
Kristen Larson is the the 4th District School Board Member and since being elected has been giving us these summaries of the Monday night school board meetings, posted to her Facebook Page. We had an extremely busy meeting last night. One of the big pieces of information was a proposal from the superintendent to consider [...]
Join the fun at the Family Art Night at Westover Hills Elementary School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. This annual event, run by art teacher Lauren Leake, is open to everyone — even if your kids do not attend WHES.
From Kristen Larson’s (4th District School Board Member) Facebook page. Last night at the Board work session, we spent a large amount of time discussing rezoning/school closures. We used rezoning committee data, student enrollment, facility reports and academic data during our discussion. I asked the administration to put all of these documents online for folks [...]
As any parent with children at J.B. Fishers knows to close the budget gap the school board is looking at closing two schools. From 4th District School Member Kristen Larson we get an update from her Facebook Page on the subject of school closing and also pushing the school administration to complete an audit requested in [...]
From RTD The Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts received the five-year commitment it wanted, not the three-year term that school administrators suggested. The school also received a strong indication that it would get the lease terms on its building that will allow it to pursue financing to make capital improvements.
J.B. Fisher Elementary has their annual Flamingo Fest coming up in May. They’re looking for a portable stage to showcase some bands and dancers. Anybody have experience renting or perhaps donating a stage for a local school?
Thursday 2/28/13, our 5th district school board representative Mamie Taylor, will host her first 5th district community meeting. The meeting will be held at George Wythe High School (4314 Crutchfield), starting at 6:30 p.m. Please come out and hear for yourself information about our school system and where we are headed. RPS staff will be available to [...]
The Richmond School Board votes on the RPS budget tonight. As it stands the deficit of $11.6 million will be addressed through a combinations of closing 2 schools, reducing staff and spending from from the central office staff, alter or cancel existing contracts with vendors to consolidate some services with the city and reducing insurance options for [...]
To solve problems that are decades in the making the new Richmond School board will have to make some hard decisions. A work session was held Monday night and the possibility of closing an elementary school was raised again. No school was named but you know that local J.B. Fisher is on the short list based on [...]
Previously when the school superintendent passed something to the board it passed with little debate. Not the case this year and 4th District School Board Member, Kristen Larsen is not afraid to voice her opinion and call for more information be brought to the board. At question on Monday was a contract that Superintendent Brandon [...]
Above you can see some members of the George Wythe High School Alumni Association at a recent meeting at the school. The group supports the students and have awarded several college scholarships to well deserving students. The Alumni Association is planning a fish fry fundraiser at the school and appreciates any and all support. Go [...]
In their last session, the out going School Board approved a play to add 6th grade to under attended Fisher and Cary Elementary Schools. From RTD. On a 6-2 vote early Wednesday morning, the board voted to at least temporarily halt the expansion of Cary and Fisher until it receives background information it has been [...]
On Saturday January 26th at 10:00 a.m., Mamie Taylor (5th District) and Kristen Larson (4th District) are hosting a town hall meeting about the Richmond Public School Budget at Westover Hills Library. This is a chance to give input on budget priorities prior to it being finalized by the RPS Board in late February.
Richmond Public Schools have decided that the only educating that will take place tomorrow is on the shoulders of you the parent and/or local cable provider. Good luck to you all.
An invitation from JB Fisher’s PTA President Kristin D. Lyons: JB Fisher Elementary is having an Open House this Friday (1/11) at 10 a.m. for interested parents. Our principal, Dr. Brooks, will speak to the parents, answer questions, and tours will be conducted. RPS is accepting applications for open enrollment slots through the end of [...]
Everything I had read and people I had talked to had assumed that Kimberly Gray would be the next School Board president. Once again I underestimated the RVA political scene and a brand new member of the school board with no education experience but who has close ties to the mayor was elected as school [...]
It is no mystery that RPS has a tough sell when it comes to middle school. As a parent of a current RPS student I’ve asked a good number of fellow RPS parents about Jr. High options. I’ve not heard a comforting response. Adding another International Baccalaureate program would be a logical step but that [...]
Previously we’ve told you three stories of homeless children and their families that you can help through the RPS McKinney Vento Holiday Program. Head to TaZa grab some coffee and chocolate and select an item off the Christmas tree and bring it back before 12/15. For the price of a couple lattes you can make a big difference in a [...]
Bon Air United Methodist Church (1645 Buford Rd.) is having a Christmas Cookie walk this Sunday from 9-12:30 and the proceeds from the cookie sales will benefit RPS McKinney Vento Holiday Program, which we’ve talked about before that supports students and families throughout the year. They will have over 5,000 homemade Christmas cookies and holiday music! All people [...]
From Richmond MORE Facebook Someone pulled a rock on Buttermilk Heights this week. This rock was armoring a section that has a ton of water running on it. By taking this rock out it made the line easier, but took away all the erosion protection. Please do not change the trail. If you don’t like [...]