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School Board still working on final 2022-23 budget

Nearly four weeks after approving the 2022-23 budget, the Richmond School Board is still struggling to complete a final version with all line items filled in to send to City Hall and City Council.

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Displaced Fox Elementary students to resume in-person classes temporarily at First Baptist Church on Monument Ave

Students from William Fox Elementary School will have classes at First Baptist Church on Monument Avenue and Arthur Ashe Boulevard starting Monday, March 21.

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School Board rejects Kamras budget plan; misses deadline set by mayor

The Richmond School Board is still trying to come up with a finished spending plan to send to City Hall so it can be included in the proposed 2022-23 budget that Mayor Levar M. Stoney will present to City Council on Friday, March 4.

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Advocates seek to save programs on Richmond schools budget chopping block

Fully fund computer-based learning. And maintain the current cadre of 21 family and community engagement ambassadors who are critical to keeping Spanish-speaking students engaged with Richmond Public Schools. That was the gist of the message that parents, teachers and other speakers passionately expressed to the Richmond School Board Monday night during a public hearing on the proposed budget that board members are now working to finalize.

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Teacher raises, central office cuts are key to Kamras’ proposed 2022-23 RPS budget

Richmond teachers would get a 5 percent raise, the largest in years, while 33 new people would be added to the Richmond Public Schools payroll.

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RPS would need $44M to cover Gov. Northam’s proposed teach pay hike

If Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s proposal to increase teacher and school staff pay by 10 percent over the next two years wins support from the General Assembly, Richmond taxpayers could feel the impact.

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More options under consideration for RPS academic calendar

Richmond Public Schools is considering a fourth option in adjusting the academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year.

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Public school enrollment down 46,000 statewide since pandemic

Richmond Public Schools has reported that 2,700 fewer students were enrolled Sept. 30 as the new school year began than in 2019 before the start of the pandemic.

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City School Board reverses vaccine mandate for teachers, staff

In a stunning 180-degree turn, the Richmond School Board reversed its mandate that teachers and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 or forfeit their pay and possibly ultimately be fired.

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School Board rejects terminating contract for school food vendor

The Richmond School Board and schools administration debated the future of who will be contracted to provide meals to the city’s 24,000 students and what they will eat after last week’s public outrage over the condition, quality and nutritional value of the “Grab and Go” meals delivered to schools daily by provider Preferred Meals.

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Kamras offers plan to change role of public safety in schools

Richmond schools Superintendent Jason Kamras presented to the School Board a list of recommendations designed to re- imagine the day-to-day roles of those charged with security in schools.

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RPS mandates vaccinations for teachers, staff

Richmond Public Schools teachers, staff, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, volunteers, contractors and anyone else working with the district must be fully vaccinated against the corona- virus by Friday, Oct. 1.

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Kamras proposes changing role for SROs; board gives green light to new 1,600-student high school

Richmond schools Superintendent Jason Kamras presented a proposal to the School Board Monday night to re-imagine the role of school resource officers, or SROs, the police hired to provide public safety in the city’s public schools.