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No answers yet on why new Richmond schools costs to be higher than many other locales

Richmond is preparing to spend $140 million to build three new schools financed by an increase in the city’s meals tax — $30 million more than the school system first projected and far in excess of what most school divisions are paying for new buildings.

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Mayor Levar M. Stoney announces $800M plan to fully fund school construction over next 20 years

The mayor announced a plan on Dec. 20 to provide the $800 million that Richmond Public Schools wants to improve and modernize schools, a majority of which are 60 or more years old and seven of which are 100 years old.