Richmond Schools Facing Budget Deficit
The Richmond Public School Board is set to pass a budget that could cost up to $290.4 million. This would leave a $30 million gap between the budget and projected revenues for the same period, requiring additional monetary support from Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the City Council. The budget is set to cover Superintendent Bedden and his staff's academic improvement plan which includes hiring more teachers and having all teachers work a longer year. Read more here.