Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern
between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered
offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial
designations from its reports and publications.
Hospital Education Program
Richmond acts as the administrative agent for the Hospital Education Program which is funded by the State Department of Education for children (ages 2-21) from throughout the state. Operating at Children's Hospital and the Medical College Hospital, it provides educational services (in-patient and outpatient) through hospital teachers and clinic educational consultants.
While hospital teachers have been serving this need since the early 1930s, the Hospital Education Program was not unified until 1974, at which time it was assigned a director.