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Richmond, VA—The Children's Museum of Richmond is raffling off a very unique prize: four years of prepaid college tuition! "One child will get to go to college for free... and it helps hundreds of children's comeMore >>
The Children's Museum of Richmond is raffling off a very unique prize: four years of prepaid college tuition!More >>
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(AP)--Three sisters say they were kicked out of a suburban Philadelphia mall after refusing to remove profanity-laden hats expressing their hatred of breast cancer. Zakia Clark and Tasha Clark hadMore >>
Three sisters say they were kicked out of a suburban Philadelphia mall after refusing to remove profanity-laden hats expressing their hatred of breast cancer...More >>
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Richmond, VA—After a shooting on Wednesday afternoon, police recommended a nearby elementary school increases security measures, and officers remained at the school until dismissal. Richmond Police confirmMore >>
After a shooting on Wednesday afternoon, a nearby elementary school was put on lockdown and officers remained at the school until dismissal...More >>
RICHMOND, VA—The Richmond City school board took action Wednesday, in an effort to bridge a multi-million dollar budget shortfall; over 60 positions will be eliminated, and one school will be closed.
Summer Hill Elementary School will be closed, the school board voted. More than 60 positions in the administrative sector of the school system will be eliminated.
The district faced an $11.6 million dollar budget gap after revenue shortfalls, higher health insurance rates and mandatory one percent salary increases.
Among the list of items that were previously on the chopping block: 65 teacher jobs throughout the city. Eliminating the positions would have saved approximately $3.1 million, but would have also increase classroom size.
Sources said previously that existing contracts with vendors and work to consolidate services with the city could have also be canceled.
Two more schools will be closed in continuing efforts to trim the budget, although board members say they haven't decided which ones will be shut down.