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School Board Recap - October 17, 2016

Highlights Awards and Recognitions VA Transportation Poster Contest Winners RPS Superintendent Dr. Bedden and the rest of School Board took time to recognize two students from Richmond Public Schools for their high achievements in the Virginia Transportation Poster Contest. These winners were Brianna Holland from Swansboro Elementary (District 1) who placed 3rd for Grades K-2 and Ma’at Ahmed from Albert Hill Middle (District 3) who placed 1st for Grades 6-8. Both student’s posters are featured in a calendar, with Ma’at’s poster being the cover for the calendar as a whole. Groundwork RVA The Board also recognized the students of Groundwork RVA who do landscaping work and service projects in t

City Council Recap-October 10, 2016

Monday’s City Council meeting was fairly short, with only a few recognitions,a couple of citizens comments, and a lack of favor or opposition to any items on the Consent and Regular Agendas. Highlights Awards and Recognitions Richmond Domestic Violence Awareness Month City Council President Mosby and Mayor Jones declare the month of October “Richmond Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” President Mosby, a vocal proponent of domestic violence prevention, expressed that individual has a right to live free from domestic violence. “If you see something, say something; if you think something, say something; if you know something; say something,” President Mosby said. President Mosby emphasized the

The Great Mayoral Race!

While we are all very much aware and engaged with the ongoing presidential election, it is important that we do not forget that the mayoral election is underway in the City of Richmond as well. There are several candidates hoping to become the new mayor of Richmond, and below is some useful information about each of the mayoral candidates. There are also links to each candidate's site(s) and other helpful resources. Candidates Jon Baliles Jon T. Baliles is currently a member of the City Council for the 1st District, which covers the University of Richmond. As his platform, Baliles prioritizes giving local schools steady long-term funding as well as raising revenue for Richmond without raisin

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