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Richmond School Board to hold community meeting tonight for construction of George Wythe High School

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The debate over who should be in charge of building George Wythe High School continues Tuesday evening.

The Richmond Public Schools School Board will be holding a special meeting for the community to have their say.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at what is now George Wythe High School on Crutchfield Street. The first 30 minutes were for public comment. You can also connect via the live broadcast on the district’s Facebook page.

In April, the school board voted to take control of the construction of a new school. With RPS in charge, the school is expected to be open by 2027.

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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney last month opened a Request for Proposals, or RFP, for designs and asked the board to accept help from the city to open the school here. 2025.

However, the school board indicated at its last meeting that it would not accept the mayor’s RFP.

At Tuesday night’s community meeting, leaders are expected to discuss a letter that will be sent to Stoney formally rejecting the offer.

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In a Monday night meeting with the Richmond Community Coalition, Stoney continued to urge leaders to collaborate.

“The administration is ready to team up,” Stoney said. “We know our position, we know the law. We know our Constitution, but when something goes wrong, expect this administration to speak out. “