Henrico County Public Schools is teaming up with a VCU research group to survey parents, guardians, staff members, and students. The 2019 Henrico Schools Survey will be conducted March 11th through the 29th in order to gauge participants’ thoughts and impressions regarding the school division and individual schools.
The proposal provides an increase of $18.5 million for Richmond Public Schools, $16.2 million for roads and sidewalks, $2.9 million for affordable housing, additional $965,000 for increased GRTC service and $485,000 in funding for eviction diversion – along with a hike in the city’s real estate tax as well as a cigarette tax.
Of the 1,204 bills introduced by members of the House of Delegates, 521 — or 43 percent — passed. Here are the statistics on each House member.
The two new schools will be built concurrently on an accelerated construction timeline, beginning in September, so that they’ll be ready for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Each project will cost $80 million.
In the final weeks of its 2019 session, the General Assembly passed three bills that would help people using cannabis-derived medications.
The project will see the installation of sidewalks along the east side of Pump Road from Sandy Bluff Drive to Hazel Tree Drive in Short Pump.
Arriving by bus from around the state, protesters gathered at the Capitol this weekend continuing to call for Gov. Ralph Northam’s resignation. Their reasons were printed in bold on signs many participants carried: “No to racism. No to infanticide. Northam must go.”
Police say there were a total of 92 pedestrian-involved crashes county-wide in 2018, up from 69 in 2017.
The General Assembly passed a bill Wednesday to increase the penalty for acts of animal cruelty, amid public outpouring of support for “Tommie,” a pit bull that was tied to a pole and lit on fire.
Last October, Lt. Bradford Clark, a Hanover County firefighter, was killed when a tractor-trailer failed to “move over” as mandated by Virginia law. Now, the General Assembly plans to memorialize Clark through a specialty license plate and strengthen the state’s “move over” law.