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!
Over $10 million is needed for immediate repairs to @RPS_Schools facilities. This proposal will be heard by the School Board at tonight’s meeting.— Nick Conigliaro 8News (@NConigliaroNews) July 16, 2018
I’ve got the details all morning on Good Morning Richmond. @8NEWS pic.twitter.com/8greQ7TLyW
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