As the new rezoning plans need to go through two rounds of public input, people are already weighing in with their points of view (this community blogger included). Here is a clip from Ch. 8 news that raises some questions. Details on the first public hearing are posted below the video. WRIC Richmond News and [...]
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The School Board’s decision to close three schools is not simply an issue of consolidating kids into less space. It’s also bundled with the rezoning plans that have been researched and critiqued over the past year or so. Recall that Byrd Park lobbied to have its elementary school zone unified, rather than split between Cary [...]
The School Board has again decided to revisit the idea of closing schools to make up for budget short-comings. In a back and forth between the Board and City Council and the Mayor’s office, the fate of Richmond’s schools is being being tossed about like a hot-potato. Here’s a quote from the Times-Dispatch: On a [...]
At Monday night’s School Board meeting, it was decided in a 5 to 4 vote not to close Clark Springs Elementary and the Adult Career Development Center. Evidently, this decision also closes the option for the School Board to free up $1million in their budget by condensing the students into fewer facilities across the city… [...]
Today’s Richmond Time-Dispatch has news in the deliberation process as the School Board considers which schools to close: A list of city schools that could be closed by next year is beginning to take shape, a little less than two months before the Richmond School Board’s self-imposed deadline for making a decision on the cost-cutting [...]
Our local elementary school, John B. Cary, is on the short list of schools being considered to be closed by the Richmond School Board. The issue flared up last year and died down over the winter. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a decision will be issued by May 20th: The Richmond School Board has set [...]
From the Unify Byrd park campaign: Hello all, There are some recent RPS developments I want to share. In the November elections, 7 of the 9 School Board seats were filled by newly elected members. The new Board voted this week to close the gap in the budget by closing two schools (TBD which schools) [...]
From Mamie Taylor’s Facebook page: I, Mamie Taylor, Richmond School Board Representative, will be hosting the 5th District Schools Meeting on February 28th, 2013. On the Agenda: Richmond Public Schools Budget Discussion. Richmond Public Schools/Richmond City Departments Consolidation Plan. and Richmond Public Schools Anti-Bullying/School Safety Presentation. Presenters will be: Andy Hawkins, Chief Operating Officer- Richmond [...]
According to this NBC12 story, Richmond Public Schools will be laying off employees and closing two schools. John B. Cary Elementary is one that will be considered. A decision could come as early as tomorrow.
The next ”5-CAT” meeting will be: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the “Round House” in Byrd Park. Minutes from a recent meeting are attached. 5-CAT is a community group for citizens in the Fifth District. Below you will find the December meeting minutes. Does anybody know how their January meeting went?
Since the Byrd Park neighborhood < buy cialis online a href=”http://byrdpark.net/2012/11/18/elementary-school-zoning-update/”>has not seen any positive response from the School Board regarding the proposed rezoning effort… And the petition with nearly 100 signatures did not elicit any kind of solution from RPS leadership to unify the neighborhood behind one elementary school instead of two, parents are [...]
From parent and neighbor, Adria Scharf: Some reflections on John B Cary from a new Cary parent Our daughter started kindergarten at John B. Cary Elementary School in September. I want to share with other order viagra without prescription prospective Cary parents that we’ve had a good experience so far. Basically: Our daughter is happy [...]
Editorial: In the last week before an election, candidates try to sway your vote with impactful ads sent right to your mailbox. Parker Agelasto’s campaign just sent out two ads that deserve a closer look.
Fifth district School Board representative, Maurice Henderson, was kind enough to answer our interview questions. His challenger, Mamie Taylor did the same a fe canadian pharmacy w weeks back. The race could be close as School Board leadership is an issue of constant controversy in the city. If you didn’t get your question submitted in [...]
In response to an accusation that her campaign lacked energy or resources, 5th district City Council candidate, Lee Shewmake posted a lengthy comment on this blog. On the whole, it’s a fascinating commentary on Ric cialis generic hmond politics. See the full comment after the jump. For those looking for the highlights, here are a [...]
The Carillon Civic Association posed the following question to all three of the District 5 City Council candidates: What is your vision for Richmond ten years from now and how will we get there? Their responses follow. P buy cialis online arker C. Agelasto Address: 1901 Floyd Avenue, Richmond 23220 Phone: 804-355-3648 Email : email@example.com [...]
For a while there, it wasn’t clear whether there would be a challenger for the 5th district School Board seat. But, Mamie Taylor has earned the endorsement of the Richmond City Democratic Committee, and her signs have started popping up around the neighborhoods. And now, we have our interview with the challenger. Read and respond, [...]
We’ve submitted a list of questions to each School Board candidate, but haven’t gotten any responses just yet. In the meantime, th Spam Bully e Times-Dispatch has a feature to hold you over. They had better luck by having the candidates write their own questions. Let’s hope this isn’t their approach to improving standardized test [...]
From the blog of ex-School Board member, Carol A.O. Wolf: Upon learning that RPS had some of the worst SOL math scores in Virginia, Maur buy tadalafil online ice Henderson, the vice chairman and 5th District member of the RPS School Board, had the gall to tell Richmond Times Dispatch reporter Zachary Reid: “There’s no [...]
Fifth district voters: The City Council seat currently being held by Marty Jewell is being challenged by two candidates. Here you will find the insights and perspective of candidate Parker Agelasto. Some of the questions are recycled from past interviews and some are from you, the readers. Previously, we featured an interview with candidate Lee [...]