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TAKE NOTICE that the School Board of the City of Richmond is seeking candidates for the interim appointment of the Ninth District School Board seat to fill the vacancy due the resignation of School Board Member Nicole Jones to be effective on December 31, 2023. The selected candidate will serve until the voters fill the vacancy at the general election to be held in November 2024 and the person so elected has qualified for office.

Eligible persons must (1) be registered voters in the City of Richmond; and (2) reside in the Ninth District. Applicants must submit (either in electronic or hard copy form) a letter of interest, resume to include the home address and telephone number of the candidate, and proof of residency in the Ninth District of the City of Richmond to the Clerk of the School Board, Ms. Patrece S. Richardson, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Candidate submissions received after that time will not be considered.

Applications may be made, to the attention of the Clerk of the School Board, at the following:

Email: schoolboard@rvaschools.net

Via USPS: 301 North Ninth Street, 17 Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219

Questions regarding the selection process should be directed to the Clerk of the School Board at prichard@rvaschools.net or via telephone at (804) 780-7716

Selection Timeline:

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024: Deadline for candidate submissions no later than 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2024: Interviews of selected candidates
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024: Interviews of selected candidates
  • Monday, February 5, 2024: School Board vote on interim appointment during regular meeting
  • Friday, February 9, 2024: Interim appointment takes oath of office (Tentative Date)
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024: First School Board Meeting for 9 District School Board Appointee