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A Note from Kim Bridges 1st District School Board Representative, Richmond

Richmond City School Board Rep, Kim Bridges, occasionally sends a note to constituents via email. She sent this one out tonight — specifically addressing the proposed preschool changes for VPI and Mary Munford — which also made the front page of the paper today. She welcomes you to join her on Monday, May 24th at […]

Proposed Plan Moves Preschool Classrooms at Mary Munford to Maymont

Thanks to Fan of the Fan who covered the Richmond Public Schools meeting regarding consolidating preschool classrooms from several local elementary schools, including the Near West End’s  Mary Munford, and also Cary, Clark Springs and Fox.  The proposed plan is to move all Virginia Preschool Initiative classrooms from the neighborhood schools mentioned to a larger […]

Virginia Preschool Iniatiative Expands with Additional Funding

Gov. Tim Kaine’s Start Strong Initiativeis finally getting its legs, even if it seems to be a wobbly start. Kaine asked the General Assembly for $56 million dollars, and was granted only $22 million to start expanding the Virginia Preschool Initiative program that eventually would offer universal preschool to any 4-year-old in Virginia whose parent’s […]

Citywide Preschool Registration is March 20th

The folks over at North Richmond News have reminded us that preschool registration is quickly approaching for next year. Make sure that you get your paperwork together now, so that registration is easy. Also, new this year, is in the Near West End, due to high demand an additional preschool classroom will be opened at […]

Universal Pre-K for Richmond?

I’m so happy that the City of Richmond School Board is considering Universal Preschool for all city residents. Basically, it sounds like they would extend the Virginia Preschool Initiative program to all the kids who parents want them to attend. That means free preschool from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday in a […]