Thursday, March 23, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed six pieces of legislation that would undermine support for Virginia’s public education system.
House Bill 1400
Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1400, which would create a new executive branch agency known as the Virginia Virtual School. This entity, governed by an independent policy board, would facilitate the provision of full-time, online education programs for students throughout Virginia.
This bill is virtually identical to HB 8 (2016). The Office of the Attorney General advised that HB 8 was unconstitutional; consequently, I vetoed it.
In establishing the Virginia Virtual School outside of the jurisdiction of the Board of Education, and
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Planning the bus tour
There is still time to register for the Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center September 23 through the 25. The last planning session was held Tuesday evening at Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Bev Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation is corralling the buses to take participants from all over Virginia on tours of Roanoke neighborhoods. Four or five buses will be available from Commonwealth Coach and Trolley.
Fitzpatrick was finalizing bus routes with the neighborhoods on one side of the room Tuesday while Bob Clement; Roanoke Neighborhood Services gave instructions to the volunteers. All is coming together.
Though some of the buses have “mostly” working air conditioners the hope is “for cool weather like we had last week,” said Fitzpatrick. The windows work and hopefully the microphone systems will be available for each neighborhood representative to espouse their neighborhood pride as the tour bus passes.
The featured speaker at the conference is Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator. Giovanni is the author of some 30 books for both adults and children. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Michelle Simpson, founder of the Inspiring Minds Youth Development Center in Hampton, Virginia, is the Keynote Speaker for the VSNC’s Partnership Luncheon on Friday, September 24th.
To register visit www.vsnc.org or call (540)342-2763. Registrations will be accepted through September 17.
Bob Clement talks to Bev Fitzpatrick
Estelle McCadden gives directions
Planning the bus tour
Neighborhood volunteers gather for final planning.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Community, Local Events
Tags: museum, neighborhood, transportation