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I am Sabrina Gross and I am running to be your 3rd District Richmond City School Board representative.

 

Better Together. 

The 3rd District - Richmond, Virginia's Northside - is the most diverse in this city. New transplants, young professionals with small children, and multi-generational families; two-parent, single-parent, and working-parent households; families living with plenty and families just getting by. Our diversity is our strength. But unfortunately, the voices of the privileged can outweigh the voices of the marginalized and underrepresented. As your School Board representative, I will build a coalition of advocates from across the Northside in order to meet the needs of all of our students and schools. 

Every Child, Every Need. 

I'm not just a Special Education expert, I'm also the single mom of a kid with special needs.  I understand the complexities of getting my child's needs met, and I believe in my heart that all kids deserve to have that kind of advocacy.  I will work with the administration and other school board members to ensure our teachers have both the skills and curriculum to meet our kids where they are and come alongside our kids so that they can achieve their fullest potential. 

Getting to Yes. 

RPS suffers from decades of underfunding and constantly changing leadership.  It's easy to find problems with RPS and criticize its current leadership, but criticism doesn't solve problems.  I want to partner with the other School Board members and with RPS administration to keep us moving forward and solving the problems our children have inherited from us.  You have a problem?  Let's find a solution!  


Recent News

Friday, October 16, 2020 10:02 AM

October 20, 2020 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Beta Gamma Lambda Chapter Candidate Forum

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:51 AM

WRIR: Women in Politics

Listen to Part 1 from last week and then Part 2 (airing 10/15/20 at noon) featuring strong women in politics including gubernatorial candidate Senator Jennifer McClellan and local candidates including Sabrina Gross. 


Monday, October 12, 2020 8:38 AM

Richmond Together: District 3 School Board Candidates Questionnaire

Richmond Together, a civic education organization, circulated a questionnaire to all candidates for Mayor, City Council and School Board and posted the candidates’ complete answers on a publicly available website, as a resource to the public. Read Sabrina's responses.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:05 AM

Richmond City Democratic Committee Forum

The members of the 3rd District Committee of the Richmond City Democratic Committee are hosting a forum to ask questions of candidates for School Board (6-6:45) and City Council (6:45-7:30).
 
Register here to receive a meeting link, or watch the Richmond City Democratic Committee facebook page for a Facebook livestream.  The event will be recorded and available to watch later.


Monday, October 5, 2020 8:00 AM

Watch Previous Working Together Wednesday Videos

Watch episodes of Working Together Wednesday featuring guests including: Ali Faruk, Policy Expert; Duron Chavis, Food Justice Activist; Elaine Summerfield, 3rd District City Council Candidate.


Friday, October 2, 2020 11:30 AM

Review Sabrina's Endorsements

A wide variety of Northside voters endorse Sabrina for a variety of reasons.  Read through the Endorsements to see why so many residents and leaders support Sabrina for School Board!


Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:42 AM

Leadership 2.0: Dr. Milondra Coleman Interviews Sabrina

Dr. Milondra Coleman, educator and leader in Richmond interviews Sabrina for her podcast: Leadership 2.0.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:00 AM

North of the James: Election Decision 2020

North of the James reached out to candidates for the Mayoral, 3rd District City Council and School Board with a request for a platform statement.  


Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:00 PM

Sabrina Gross Challenges Kenya Gibson for the Third District School Board Seat

The Richmond Times Dispatch surveyed people who are running for elected office in the city of Richmond.  Sabrina Gross is challenging Kenya Gibson for the Third District seat on the Richmond School Board.

Richmond Times Dispatch Article


Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:15 PM

Join Sabrina for her first Working Together Wednesday


Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:13 PM

Equity in Pandemic Schooling: An Action Guide for Families, Educators, & Communities

Clear, straightforward actions we can ALL take to fight for equity in schooling during the pandemic.


Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:13 AM

Across Richmond, neighborhood learning 'pods' emerge, offering a potential schooling solution

#SabrinaInTheNews #GettingToYes #BetterTogether #EveryChildEveryNeed


Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:32 PM

Jason Kamras to recommend removal of School Resource Officers

"After a 90-minute student-led virtual town hall discussing the need for student resource officers in Richmond Public Schools Superintendent announced that he would recommend to the school board that they remove all SRO’s from schools and replace them with mental health professionals Tuesday afternoon."

Our students are amazing!!!  RPS students are tomorrow's leaders!  We are #BetterTogether! 


Monday, July 20, 2020 8:19 PM

Pods for this Fall

Questions about pods?  Here’s a short proposal I wrote... reach out with questions! 


Monday, July 20, 2020 8:09 PM

Building Community During the Pandemic

Today I met with PTA leads from Holton Elementary School to discuss how we can work together for the betterment of ALL Northside babies.  I am #solutionfocused!  We are #BetterTogether!


Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:58 PM

Sabrina on the challenges of A Virtual Opening

A virtual opening will be hard.  Now is the time to come together as a community and support one another.  #bettertogether


Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:27 PM

'It was shameful': After months of debate, Richmond School Board changes little in school zones

Richmond School Board members who sidestepped their last chance to help integrate schools in the city’s North Side during this round of rezoning faced frustrated parents holding bright yellow signs:

“Have Courage...”

“I hope that everyone who fervently attended these meetings will come together and advocate for proper funding of all of our schools,” said Sabrina Gross, president of the Parent Teacher Association at Barack Obama Elementary School. “I know I will.”


Monday, July 13, 2020 3:38 PM

School Re-opening Options & Vote

School Board to vote on re-opening options at Special Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday July 14. 


Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:40 PM

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

In the wake of concerns about schools reopening, many parents are fretting about child care. Did you know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? T he Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
 
This is what I mean when I say I am #solutionfocused. Let's inform ourselves! Identifying problems is important, but coming up with solutions is necessary. Please support me in my campaign towards building a solution focused community.


Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:18 AM

Sabrina's Meet The Candidate Interview with RPS.

Click here to watch Sabrina's Meet the Candidate interview with Integrate RPS. 


Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:48 PM

RPS Direct for July 10

Reopening options, doctor presentation from July 9 School Board Meeting


Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:36 PM

Upcoming Special School Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 14

 

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