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.

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