BPS can’t compete with this . . . . right, Dr. Bedden? Thanks for coming out! We’ve got so much more to do together and we hope you’ll stay as we continue to make RPS an even greater asset to our city! Your leadership is paramount to our success!
Abe Jeffers, the director of secondary schools, gave multiple presentations over the past two weeks (alongside of several school board members, including Mamie Taylor – 5th District, Glen Sturtevant – 1st District, and Jeffrey Bourne – 3rd District) about the future of Binford Middle School. The proposals discussed can be found in this PDF document: School Board Options (Binford). (The RTD captured Dr. Bedden’s reasons for why these options were announced in the first place.)
Now the school board is seeking input from the community regarding next steps via a five-minute, online survey:
In related news, the Richmond School Board recently announced that Binford will be given a turn-a-around consultant, as mandated by the Virginia Department of Education. This appears to be a continuation of the VDOE’s requirements from the previous academic school year.
From the RTD article on November 8, 2014:
Richmond’s outdated, occasionally perplexing middle and high school attendance zones could change by next school year.
The city’s School Board is about to open the rezoning process, getting back to a task it began shortly after taking office in January 2013. The board completed elementary school rezoning that August but put off the secondary part while it searched for a new superintendent.
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The Fan’s Binford Middle School, with 214 students in 529 available seats, is likely to be significantly altered by next school year and could be in its last year as a traditional school. It might become home to one of the city’s specialty programs.
See here for the full article: http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/education/richmond-school-board-discusses-rezoning/article_12c84f16-ff82-5d86-a712-cf9daf59b998.html
Adria Sharf and Cate Engel, members of John B Cary’s PTA, are helping to organize the school’s first fall pumpkin sale at the school (3021 Maplewood Ave.) this Friday 10/17 (330-530pm) & Saturday 10/18 (10am-2pm). Purchases will support needed programs at the school. For more information, check out their Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483048888623306/