Message from the Richmond Board of Education

The Board of Education is committed to supporting the educational journey of every student in the Richmond School District. We recognize that the world is in a state of continual change, and we must therefore adapt our learning environments to ensure that every student can thrive and be successful. Through thoughtful planning and deliberate action, we believe that we can inspire and support everyone in our educational community to be lifelong learners.

From the beginning of the strategic planning process, the board has made a determined effort to engage the community in purposeful consultation. It was critical that our priorities and goals were understood and affirmed by our students, staff, parents and stakeholders. Of particular importance to the board has been the input of students, whose ideas provided the foundation of the plan.

A significant amount of time and effort was put into developing this plan, and the feedback that was received during this process was thoughtful, engaging, considerate and meaningful. The board truly appreciates the time and effort that our stakeholders and members of the community gave to the development of this plan.

Over the next five years, this plan will guide our decision-making. Our commitment to you is to continue to adapt and be flexible to achieve the goals that we have set together. The board thanks all who were involved in creating this plan and looks forward to implementing it alongside our community.