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RVA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING HEATED DISCUSSION

Source: RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS / RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Where is the funding for Richmond Public Schools?

At the present, Richmond City Council members are trying to find more money for city schools as they look at options to shut down at least eight Richmond city schools to make up for an 18-million dollar budget shortfall. At Monday night’s meeting in council chambers, some council members discussed increasing the school budget by nearly five-million dollars, but Mayor Dwight C. Jones says he has yet to see any budget amendments. He goes on to say that the city is operating at 2008 funding levels and he is working to come up with a plan that will fund the schools.

Well, as Richmond School board members tried to discuss education, a heated discussion ensued during public comment. Former city council member Marty Jewell wanted to blame Mayor Jones for potential school closings because of a budget shortfall. It is one thing to discuss the mayor but it becomes personal when you tell school member Derik Jones that I’m going to talk about your daddy. Mayor Dwight C. Jones is the father of Derik Jones.  Watch the video

RPS Budget Causes Heated Discussion at School Board Meeting [VIDEO]  was originally published on kissrichmond.com