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School Board  March 27, 2017 – 08:17 am

(Left to Right) Front row – Left to right: Elizabeth Doerr – 1st District, James “Scott” Barlow - 2nd District,
Cindy Menz-Erb – 3rd District, Jonathan Young - 4th District,
Back row – left to right: Dr. Patrick Sapini, Vice Chair - 5th District, Felicia Cosby - 6th District,
Nadine Marsh-Carter - 7th District, Dawn Page, Chair - 8th District, Linda Owen - 9th District

The School Board is Richmond's local governing educational body and is composed of one Board representative from each of the nine districts. Board members are elected by the citizens to a four-year term of office. The Chairman, Vice Chairman and other officers are elected by the other members of the School Board.

Time and Place of Meetings

The School Board meets on the first Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Room on the 17th floor of City Hall and the third Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, located at 301 North Ninth Street, unless otherwise noted. If the Monday of the School Board meeting is a holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday.

School Board Mission Statement

The mission of the Richmond School Board is to provide our students with high quality educational experiences so that our public schools are the choice of all Richmonders; to ensure that parents, families, and the community-at-large are involved in the activities of students; to ensure that students:

  • master the essential skills of reading, writing, mathematics, and reasoning
  • grow creatively, culturally and physically in order to become life-long learners; and
  • learn to appreciate cultural diversity, become responsible citizens, and lead productive lives

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