RPS to hold school rezoning info sessions May 29
Ronald E. Carrington | 5/24/2019, 6 a.m.
Richmond Public Schools is holding information sessions for parents and supporters to learn about the scheduled school rezoning.
The two meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 29, with the first at 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St., and the other at 6:30 p.m. at South Side Community Services Center, 4100 Hull Street Road.
Details about the rezoning and the process are available on the RPS website, www.rvaschools.net. RPS officials said Monday that the site includes an interactive map of current school zones and will continually be updated with news, information and feedback opportunities throughout the rezoning process.
Darin Simmons Jr., RPS’ chief operating officer, also announced the names of the members of the new Rezoning Advisory Committee, which will hold its first meeting 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Richmond Technical Center, 2020 Westwood Ave.
Community members on the RAC are:
1st District: Damian Pitt and Kim Gomez
2nd District: Sarah Gross and Kelley Ryan
3rd District: Theresa Kennedy and Katina Harris
4th District: Mary Arginteneau and Deanna Fierro
5th District: Beverly Henderson and Bernadett Carter
6th District: Bernice Travers and Willie Woodson
7th District: Lawson Wijesooriya and Sharon Burton
8th District: Shannon Gonzales and Tia Redd
9th District: Eugene Mason and Jerome Coleman
The RAC also will include School Board members Dr. Patrick Sapini, 5th District; Felicia D. Cosby, 6th District; and Linda B. Owen, 9th District; and RPS administrators Dr. Shadae Harris, chief engagement officer; Francis Elementary School Principal Kecia Ryan; and Jarrell Coleman, facilities planner.