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About the School Board

Richmond Community Schools has an elected Seven-Member Board known as the Richmond Community Schools Board of School Trustees, or simply, the School Board.

Board Vision

Richmond Community Schools: A community nurturing mind, body, and spirit to prepare students for lives of choice, purpose, and service.

Board Mission

Richmond Community Schools guides students on pathways of learning to a future of limitless possibilities. 

Board Goals

  • Improve student learning and growth
  • Organize and optimize resources to improve college and career readiness
  • Create a highly desirable workplace environment that attracts, develops, and retains talented staff
  • Strengthen internal and external relationships

Goal Metrics

Curriculum and Assessment: To improve student learning and growth through engaging instruction and differentiated assessments.

Metrics:  

  • Electronic documentation of learning through PowerSchool and Canvas,
  • Documentation of digitally enhanced instruction with the increase use of digital resources,
  • Invest in our staff with professional development conducted and evaluated,
  • Documented classroom observations,
  • Gains in percentage of students passing/showing growth on state standardized testing
  • Gains in the number of AP scores at 3 or above,
  • Increase the number of Workplace certifications,
  • Increase the number of dual credits earned,  
  • Gains in those that meet or exceed the NWEA growth data,
  • Maintain a graduation rate above 90%.

Effective Resource Allocation: To seek, organize and optimize resources to improve  academic opportunities and enhance results

Metrics:

  • Balanced budget,
  • Increase the number of partnerships developed,
  • Increase the number of successful grant approvals,
  • Evaluate partnerships and programs throughout the district

Recruitment and Retention Goal: To create a highly desirable workplace environment that attracts, develops, and retains talented staff

Metrics:

  • Numbers of new and retained teachers,
  • Salary comparison charts,
  • PD opportunities and PD evaluations,
  • Professional support and advancement opportunities.

Relationship Goal: To strengthen internal and external relationships to build trust for future planning

Metrics:

  • Increase the number of meetings with city, county, state, and business leaders,
  • Increase the number of collaborative endeavors,
  • Increase the participation on community boards,
  • Increase the number of meetings with teachers,
  • Increase the number of engagement opportunities for PTO’s,
  • Increase the number of visitors at Coffee Chats,
  • Results from end of year staff surveys,
  • Increase the number of school visits,
  • Develop a system to document communications

Board Belief Statements

  • Meaningful learning occurs in the presence of meaningful relationships.
  • Schools should provide a safe and secure environment for learners of all ages.
  • In an environment where a student can err without being judged, risk-taking creates resilient thinkers and learners.
  • Education is an enjoyable process when learners are engaged through discovery, exploration, and focus. 
  • The unique learning needs of every child should be addressed through appropriate and diverse instructional methods.
  • Through education, students realize their strengths and weaknesses and develop confidence to become creative builders of their future. 
  • A measure of school and student success should be a balance of student assessment and other indicators of student growth.
  • Learning is most productive when there is collaboration among students, parents, staff, and community partners.
  • Citizenship is developed through student-directed, teacher-facilitated, and family-supported experiences that prepare students for life’s demands.
  • Learning is priceless and worthy of continuous community investment; a robust public education is essential for citizenship, democracy, and the common good.

Board Meetings

The Board of School Trustees of Richmond Community Schools meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Administrative Building, 300 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond.  You are invited to attend these meetings.   

To view current and past Board Meeting agendas, visit our Board Docs site. You can watch board meetings live on the Internet by clicking here.

School Board Voting Districts

Click HERE to see the School Board Member voting districts. 

For more information on each district, read the District Voting Plan Resolution adopted by the School Board on September 22, 2010.

Board practices have been defined as follows:

  • "Our employees will be recognized, evaluated, and rewarded for their contributions to the success of all our students
  • Available resources will be deliberately allocated to support high performance goals.
  • Accountability will be demonstrated through continuous improvement with data driven measurables."