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$10 million for immediate repairs needed for RPS facilities

07/17/2018 12:00 PM by

Nick Conigliaro at ABC8 News writes:

The school year is quickly approaching and Richmond Public Schools (RPS) have a few things they’re looking to work out before those first days. On Monday, the school board will be meeting to discuss maintenance repairs and job vacancies.

Leaking roofs, a 30-year-old AC unit and an entire school in need of new windows are the most important points listed in an over $10 million emergency repair report being proposed at tonight’s meeting. Overall, there are proposed 28 issues that need to be fixed, according to Chief Operating Officer Darin Simmons Jr. The $10 million for these repairs are proposed to come from the over $13 million left in the RPS architectural and engineering account.

A comment from Reddit RVA (/uMasenkablast) was telling as it sounds like the article says two things: the money comes from the RPS architectural account and it also says school board officials are also asking the community for the money.

Read for yourself here!

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