RPS Superintendent Yvonne Brandon will leave her position June 30th

Dr. Yvonne Brandon, Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools, will leave her position June 30th.

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Update #3 — April 16, 2013; 9:40 PM

Mayor Dwight Jones issued the following statement this afternoon following word that the Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools, Dr. Yvonne Brandon, will leave her position at the end of June (see below):

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.

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Update #2 — April 16, 2013; 3:26 PM

In a press conference today, Richmond Public Schools confirmed that Superintendent Yvonne Brandon would be leaving her position on June 30th. Chairman of the School Board Jeff Bourne said RPS would “look everywhere” both in the district and outside of it for her replacement.

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Update #1 — April 16, 2013; 9:46 AM

Jeffery Bourne, Chairman of the School Board, did not comment directly on the report, but told RVANews: “We are having an announcement at 3:00 PM regarding the future of Richmond Public Schools.”

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Original — April 16, 2013

According to NBC12, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Brandon will leave her position in June. Sources indicate that there will be a press conference announcing the decision today at 3:00 PM.

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