Mayor Stoney visits students as construction continues on new school

Mayor Stoney visits students as construction continues on new school
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney toured Greene Elementary School on the southside on Monday to get a look at construction. Greene Elementary is one of three RPS schools where construction is underway on new facilities.

The current building is more than 50 years old and doesn’t have a gym. Some of the students are taking classes in trailers.

The new Greene Elementary School is expected to be complete by September 2020. It will hold 1,000 students.

“This is a product of the funding that we provided through the 1.5% increase in the meals tax,” Stoney said. “This is our tax dollars at work. We’re going to have a new school that’s going to be ready for our kids next September.”

That meals tax increase was estimated to raise nearly $10 million.

The other new schools being built are George Mason Elementary and Elkhardt Thompson Middle.

The cost of all three buildings is around $150 million.

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