RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Roanoke City Public Schools receives  $1.6 million for new Extended School Year Grant Programs at Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary and Monterey Elementary; and for existing programs at Fallon Park Elementary, Garden City Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, Roanoke Academy for Math and Science, and Westside Elementary. RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has […]

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Two appointed to Roanoke City School Board

Monday, June 6, 2016

At the 2:00 p.m. Roanoke City Council meeting Annette Lewis and Lutheria Smith were appointed to Roanoke City School Board. Council member Ray Ferris said it was a tough decision with so many qualified applicants. Sue Reese was the only applicant that attended the council meeting to hear the verdict. Reese is a regional director […]

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Roanoke receives extended school year grants

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Roanoke receives extended school year grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded nearly $5.3 million in state year-round and extended school year grants to support the development and implementation of year-round instructional programs in 54 schools in 10 school divisions. Roanoke is one of the school systems sharing in this award. Others include Lynchburg, Bristol, Charlottesville, Henrico County, Loudon County, Manassas Park, […]

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School Security Equipment Grants awarded to local school systems

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Roanoke city, Salem city, Roanoke, Bedford, Giles, Montgomery and Botetourt counties among local school systems receiving School Security Equipment Grants. Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth has awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help ensure the safety of Virginia’s schools. The grants will apply to 519 schools and other educational […]

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Crystal Spring Elementary earns Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced today that 252 schools and four school divisions earned 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and […]

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Delegate Rasoul asks governor to restore preschool funding

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Delegate Rasoul asks governor to restore preschool funding

ROANOKE, VA – With a 15% cut in Roanoke City’s preschool slots looming, Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has urged Governor Terry McAuliffe to strike budget language that would allow that to happen. The preschool placements are made possible through the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI).  VPI distributes state funds to schools and community-based organizations to provide […]

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Real estate tax increase, vehicle tax increase, meals tax increase all on the table for Roanoke City

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Real estate tax increase, vehicle tax increase, meals tax increase all on the table for Roanoke City

Roanoke City Council was briefed Monday on the work-in-progress Budgeting For Outcomes fiscal year 2016 budget. Participants  in the process continue to review “offers” and “supplemental” requests in each area of government. The outcome will culminate in a final vote on May 11 following a public hearing on April 20. Look for one cent meals […]

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Virginia House Democrats say “Tebow Bill” is unfair to public schools

Thursday, February 19, 2015

HB1626 passed the Senate with the following amendment and the amendment was agreed to by the House of Delegates today: “Nothing in this section shall require a local school board to establish a policy permitting participation in interscholastic programs at its schools by students who reside in the school division receiving home instruction.” So it […]

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Patrick Henry High School to host 29th annual Student Project Forum

Monday, January 12, 2015

On Saturday, January 31st, 270 gifted and talented students from across the Roanoke Valley will participate in Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology’s 29th annual Student Project Forum. The science fair competition will represent several scientific disciplines, such as biochemistry, computer and mathematics, medicine and health, physics, and engineering. This year’s project titles […]

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Three Roanoke Elementary schools receives $400 thousand grant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Roanoke City will split almost $400 thousand start-up grant to three elementary schools that include Fallon Park Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary and Westside Elementary. The grant were awarded to offset cost for year-round programs scheduled to begin in 2015-2016: In total Governor Terry McAuliffe today awarded more than $1.6 million in state extended school year grants […]

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Delegate Rasoul keeps his promise to donate half his salary

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Delegate Rasoul keeps his promise to donate half his salary

Delegate Sam Rasoul has chosen the Roanoke Technical Education Center (ROTEC) as the first recipient of a charitable donation in fulfillment of his campaign pledge to donate half of his General Assembly salary to local organizations. Delegate Rasoul’s donation will go toward a scholarship program for students.  He looks forward to continuing to fulfill his […]

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Learning about arachnids with Sen. Tim Kaine at Westside Elementary School

Monday, July 22, 2013

Learning about arachnids with Sen. Tim Kaine at Westside Elementary School

It started in the fifth grade classroom where students were first instructed not to make faces as media jostled for position waiting for Sen. Tim Kaine to arrive. No faces? What a bummer. During the entire hour the Senator was at Westside Elementary School it was hard to tell who was having the most fun […]

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