Public Invited to Weigh In on New Henrico School Board Member

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—By the end of next week, the Henrico County School
Board will have a new member. But there are a few steps the board needs to take
before making the hire.

One of those steps is to let the public weigh in; a special meeting will be
held Thursday evening for the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet
the candidates in person. On Sept. 19, the eight school board candidates will
make their pitches and then take questions from the public.

The vacant seat became available after a summer shake-up on the board
involving conflicts of interest.

Superintendent
Patrick Russo was put on paid leave
, and school
board member Diana Winston resigned
after her husband's company, Techno
Marketing, allegedly received special interest from the board. 8News obtained
documents that revealed his company made money off the school system and sold
more than $100,000 of items to Henrico County Public Schools. Winston's seat is
now open for the taking.

The special meeting starts at six o'clock on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the New
Bridge Learning Center at 5915 Nine Mile Road in Richmond.

The eight candidates' letters of interest and resumes can be viewed
here
.

 

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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