Archives: Mayor Dwight Jones

Critical needs of RPS buildings dominate new school year

Now what are the mayor, superintendent, and school board going to do about it?

City to honor local centenarians

Know anyone 100 years of age or older???

Mayor Jones on Social Services: striving “to turn this agency around”

Jones decries the past behavior of Social Services that put children in danger, but vowed the agency will improve.

RVA students get extra slots at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

Did you know RVA has the 16th best high school in the nation? Now four additional Richmond students can attend it beginning next school year.

Mayor Jones, Sports Backers announce RVA Streets Alive!

The streets will be alive with the sound of pedestrians and bicycles later this summer, as a new event will clear city streets of cars.

Mayor’s school task force offers recommendations to help bridge budget gap

A task force appointed by Mayor Jones to find ways to make up the projected $24 million dollar shortfall in the school system has come back with its recommendations. Among them: layoff current non-teachers, teacher attrition, and altering the employee health care benefits.