Patrick Henry School starts its fifth year today

Five years of educating and with recored enrollment.

What a long strange trip its been for the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. There have been troubles, drama, and stunning successes over the past 5 years but the doors are opening once again and with record enrollment.

The school is looking a little rough right now as they’re going through the process or replacing or repairing windows. They expect to have that wrapped up by winter break. That subject and many more including the struggle to open the doors for the first time are covered in this morning’s RTD Article: Richmond charter school in position to hit its stride.

First District representative Kim Bridges, who would become the only supporter to be re-elected to the School Board in that fall’s election, used blog posts at the time to defend her position.

“I voted to approve the charter contract because I believe that innovation is one way to get new families involved in RPS,” she wrote then.

Three other members of the board were so opposed to the idea that when a final vote came in October 2008, they walked out of the School Board meeting rather than participate even to vote no.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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