Noticeably absent from Saturday's meeting were Councilwoman Ellen Robertson and her Legislative Assistant John Westbrook. In their place, 6th District School Board member and Chair Chandra Smith opened the meeting.

Richmond Public School was the topic of the meeting. Items discussed included the "Choice" campaign to promote Richmond's public schools as an alternative to private school. Superintendant Dr. Yvonne Brandon did much of the talking. Other topics of discussion were the School Board's adopted budget [FY2010 plan totals $259.9 million, $9.7 million or 3.59% less than FY2009] and plans to expand Franklin Military to include 6th graders. SOAR program and much, much more.

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