General Information

  •                      2018 School Board

    Front row – Left to right: Elizabeth Doerr – 1st District, Dawn Page, Chair - 8th District, Dr. Patrick Sapini, Vice Chair - 5th District, Kenya Gibson - 3rd District. Back row – left to right:  Felicia Cosby - 6th District, James “Scott” Barlow - 2nd District,  Cheryl Burke - 7th District, Linda Owen - 9th District, Jonathan Young - 4th 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 and third Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Room on the 17th 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.

    View the meeting schedule.

    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

    BoardDocs (Notices, Agenda, Videos, & Minutes)

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    Video recordings of all regularly scheduled School Board meetings will be posted within 24-48 hours of each meeting. For video questions or assistance, please contact the Public Information Office by phone at (804) 780-7100 or by email.

    Visit the RPS BoardDocs site to view agendas, notes and minutes of board meetings.