Richmond School Resource Center mobile unit gets you ready for back to school time

By Gene Petriello - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond School Leaders are taking their Parent Resource Center mobile unit on the road this week. It's a push to get you and your child ready for the new school year.

The mobile resource unit is infiltrating the Woodcroft Village Apartment complex for the first time, equipped with everything Tanya Williams needs to know for the first day of school.

"I came out here to get the bus schedule. And, that is very helpful because I didn't know what time he (her child) was to be picked up," said Tanya.

Not only that, but school supply lists, important phone numbers and so much more information was available on the unit.

"They are always in schools and places that people around here just can't get to," added Tanya.

That comment, is exactly why Debra Hall with Richmond Schools is at the complex with the mobile unit on Tuesday, as well as all over the city, on a back to school tour.

"I think when you put that effort forward it shows the parents you're concerned. Therefore, they want to get involved in their child's education," said Debra.

Some stopped by the unit wondering why it was in their neighborhood, but others knew exactly why the unit was there.

"At least they are coming to the low income communities, usually they don't do that," said Tanya.

She's glad the unit and it's team showed up on Tuesday. Now, this mom is ready for the start of school just two weeks away.

The unit still has two more stops planned for the week. On Wednesday, they will be at the Southside Plaza and on Thursday at the North Avenue Branch Public Library. Both days, they will be there from 10 a.m until 1:30 p.m.

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