RICHMOND, Va (WTVR)-
However, Mayor Jones is confident more cuts can be made to close the gap.
Therefore, he is establishing a Schools Accountability and Efficiency Review Task Force. “We tend to treat the school system as a grantee, finding them with little review, “says Jones.
Mayor Jones called the financial management by school leaders unsustainable and unfortunate after noting that $8 million dollars in one-time funding wasn’t used appropriately last year.
Richmond School Superintendent, Dr. Yvonne Brandon says if the district can’t secure $24 million dollars in funds it will likely result in several furlough days for employees and larger class sizes.