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School Board Recap - February 20, 2018

Highlights Monday night’s School Board meeting was a lively one, with the Honorable Mayor Stoney making a surprise appearance in the audience. The School Board and RPS Superintendent Kamras took time to recognize the Mayor for his success in getting the Meals Tax passed. The Board also received a legislative update from their liaisons with the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA). The meeting began with a motion to amend the agenda to include a special recognition. Special Recognition Richmond's Mayor Levar Stoney received a formal “thank you” for putting RPS students first and making education a priority. School Board Chair Dawn Page articulated that the 1.5% meals tax increase would a

City Council Recap-February 17, 2018

Highlights There was a lively crowd present in the City Council Chamber on Monday evening. Members of the Richmond community came out in great numbers to express their support for the Mayor’s proposed Meals Tax Plan to generate funding for Richmond Public Schools. There were so many people in the audience that eventually seating ran out and an overflow room had to be provided. The City Council voted on the Meals Tax plan following a deep Council discussion and a lengthy public hearing. Awards and Presentations The Podium Foundation Council President Hilbert recognized the Podium Foundation, an after-school program for middle and high school students with a focus on the literary arts, for the

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