The Richmond City Council has approved Mayor Jones’ $262 million public schools budget with the additional $3.8 million requested for operations by the School Board. Mayor Jones' budget also included $5 million for school maintenance. Council added an additional $2 million on top of that.
The Jones administration says this amounts to a 700 percent total increase. Additionally, Jones has agreed to the School Board’s request for $732,000 dollars in emergency repairs for roof repair at Thompson Middle School and Fairfield Court Elementary, as well as air conditioning at Boushall Middle. The work is scheduled to begin this summer.