Henrico county and eleven other cities and counties pay for
slots for their students to attend Maggie Walker regional governor's
school. Maggie Walker has a mandatory community service requirement to
earn a high school diploma. It might interest Henrico County Public
Schools ("HCPS") to know that Maggie Walker students, regardless of the home
school system, receive community service credit toward their diploma by
mentoring FLL teams and assisting at tournaments. FLL related activities
have been approved at Maggie Walker since at least 2006 when I began enlisting
their students to mentor FLL teams. Phil Tharp, Director of Administration
at Maggie Walker was my contact.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:38
Subject: [VADCFLL-L] FLL and Henrico County Schools
Community Service - need help.
> My daughter's High School has denied approval for her community
> at the FLL Maggie Walker tournament for what seems like
> (Deep Run High School).
> For example:
> What exactly was the charity work she did? Well she did
work for a
> 501(c)(3) which is a charity so by definition the work is
> The Event wasn't specifically designated for minority
> children was it? As they acknowledge that FLL benefits
those specific types
> of children.
> I have
appealed to the county and the county is defending the actions of the
HS. I am aware of other HS young adults getting approval at Maggie
> for Henrico Community Service Hours.
I'm a bit shocked by the whole thing. So are FLL staff that I have
> I have reviewed the written rules and FLL
qualified on all counts - see
> I'd like to hear if other young adults have been
approved for FLL, FTC or
> FRC volunteer hours (my daughter volunteers at
all 3) or if you are aware of
> denials as well. I'm trying to build
a case on consistency and fairness.
> They have rules, don't go beyond the
rules. I don't need the names of the
> people just the high school
involved and the action that the school took.
> Advice and
information about other Young Adult volunteer hours is welcome.
> Eric F. Palmer
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> http://VitalJourney.org - Blog
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