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Supporters call for action on George Mason Elementary School

Amid rumors that George Mason ES might be getting moved into the Franklin Military building, supporters from the elementary school showed up at last night’s School Board meeting to draw attention to the physical condition of the school:

Some classrooms at the century-old Church Hill school are sweltering, while children wear jackets in others. Teachers begin their days by wiping rodent droppings from students’ desks, said Ingrid DeRoo, the George Mason site coordinator for Communities in Schools of Richmond.

“Some teachers wear breathing masks all day in order to teach,” DeRoo said of the air quality in what is widely acknowledged to be the district’s worst school building among dozens in need of major repairs.

Back in 2009, the School Board voted to renovate/rebuild 4 schools, with the 5th in line being George Mason Elementary. The four schools directly ahead of George Mason – Huguenot High School, Martin Luther King Middle School, Broad Rock Elementary, and Oak Grove Elementary – have been remade as beautiful, modern schools. It is time to do something about George Mason.

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Alex Goodmundson
Alex Goodmundson
2020 years ago

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Molly Crowe
Molly Crowe
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Daniel Meehan
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Michael Grabow
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Marly Flores
Marly Flores
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Sarah Frank
Sarah Frank
3 years ago

Thank you Ingrid for speaking for the staff and children a your school. Having a family in Richmond, it is my hopes that the school system betters itself, and brings more families to the area. With people like you on board and speaking out, you are greatly apart of that change!

Cheryl Belcher
Cheryl Belcher
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Sarah Frank
Sarah Frank
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Allie Ludeman
Allie Ludeman
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Daniel Payne
Daniel Payne
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Tammie Lyle
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Brandon Gary
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Tess Dixon
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Cynthia Tobin
Cynthia Tobin
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Dave Seibert
Dave Seibert
3 years ago

Yes. Thank you Ingrid!

Jenny Tremblay West
Jenny Tremblay West
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Andrew Michael Krupacs
Andrew Michael Krupacs
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Diana Burkett
Diana Burkett
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Eva Colen
Eva Colen
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Kirsten Gray
Kirsten Gray
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Shawnta' Young
Shawnta' Young
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Robert J. Smith III
Robert J. Smith III
3 years ago

Did the playground get fixed? I wrote the mayor after not hearing back from the City Council member when I heard about its condition.

Elaine Minor
Elaine Minor
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Rachel Mae Bradford
Rachel Mae Bradford
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Kshawna Franklin
Kshawna Franklin
3 years ago

Its about time something is being done. I am a parent who walk her kids to George Manson Elementary every day and witness the non sense that goes inside of there school. These kids deserve so much more. As a parent you always wants the best for you child/chidren. Thank you Ms.Deroo for speaking out. It really means a lot.

Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore
3 years ago

They did a wonderful job fixing this playground it’s still like this

Diamond Branch
Diamond Branch
3 years ago

I want to help, what can be done to help? I don’t want my elementary school to close!!

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