School Board approves construction plan | Richmond Free Press


By Ronald E. Carrington

The Richmond School Board voted 6-2 at its meeting Monday to approve Superintendent Jason Kamras’ plan to collaborate with the City of Richmond on construction of four new school buildings — George Mason and E.S.H. Greene Elementary schools, Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School and George Wythe High School.

Board members Kenya Gibson, 3rd District, and Jonathan Young, 4th District, cast the two dissenting votes. Member James “Scott” Barlow, 2nd District, was absent from the meeting.

“While I am eager to get our students out of the awful facilities ASAP, I am also eager to see that the taxpayers are not taken for another ride,” Mr. Young said, noting his objection was based on three years of problems and headaches surrounding the construction of the new…

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