Improving Education and the Effectiveness of RPS
Moving the Education Compact to the critical next phase: accountability and performance. Now that RPS has received full funding, the Education Compact must become a vehicle for substantive reporting out of progress made towards announced goals, at each quarterly meeting. As a Council member I will fully participate in every Compact meeting and come prepared to ask substantive questions of both Richmond Public Schools and the City administrations.
Continuing to adopt a Whole Child perspective that invests in children and families in the critical periods they are not in school: during the early childhood years, out-of-school hours, supporting the employment and health needs of parents, and supporting neighborhood safety.
Encouraging and pushing for more cooperation and collaboration between city agencies, Richmond Public Schools, and community organizations involved in supporting children and families.
Providing strong support to all schools serving 5th District students and supporting efforts to promote socio-economic and racial diversity in all Richmond schools.