The old Armstrong High School building won’t be the new home for Richmond school offices. With a costly deadline looming, the School Board says converting the building into office space is too costly.
The School Board and city are heading back to the drawing board. With 700 employees, they’re looking for a 60,000 square foot building and one that could be fit for school use at a more manageable cost.
It’s health and money concerns — not neighborhood safety — forcing the change. School officials say it would cost 10 to 14 million dollars to upgrade the 50-year-old wiring and re-tile the asbestos filled floor.
The mayor and school board are now looking at alternatives, including the Richmond technical center.
As for old Armstrong High School, the school board will discuss handing it over to the city.
Johnson still says at having the schools pay rent at City Hall is too costly, so he will meet with the mayor next week to look at other possible sites.
[ from nbc12 ]