RICHMOND, VA—In conjunction with the Richmond City School Board, Richmond City Public Schools Superintendent Yvonne Brandon announced Tuesday she will step down from the position. Her last day in office is slated to be June 30th.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. In a press release ahead of the press conference, the Richmond City School Board said the meeting would address "the future of Richmond Public Schools."
All members of the Richmond City Schools Board were present during the announcement. Members of the School Board said the decision for Dr. Brandon to leave was a "mutual agreement."
Mayor Dwight Jones released the following statement concerning Dr. Brandon's departure:
"I have known and worked with my good friend, Dr. Yvonne Brandon, for more than 30 years. Her dedication to academic excellence for our children and our city is unquestionable, and she has played a vital role in moving the school system forward. I wish her the very best in her future endeavors.
"I believe that for us to build the best Richmond, we must build a world class education system. I look forward to working with the School Board to select the next Richmond Public Schools superintendent who will help take us to even greater heights."
Dr. Brandon has served as Superintendent of Richmond City Public Schools since January 2009.
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