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Mariah White (right) spoke to members of the Richmond School Board during a Monday meeting. “You have been here for 11 months in this position and there’s no reason we shouldn’t have looked at a facilities plan by now,” she said.

As the Richmond School Board prepares to vote on a solution to the division’s facilities woes, details remain vague and a plan has not yet been made public.

The two options — Plan A and Plan B — were developed by interim Superintendent Tommy Kranz and first presented to the board on Nov. 20. The scant amount of details given to the board initially prompted members to call a special meeting for this past Thursday to ask for a fuller vetting of the plans.

The Times-Dispatch was able to obtain parts of Kranz’s plans after the second meeting, following multiple attempts to access the details that included a Freedom of Information Act request school officials estimated would cost more than $150 to fill. The board received details of the two plans Thursday, including enrollment numbers and projected costs of each, but outside of Kranz’s presentation, the two plans have not yet been released.

The price tag of the plans has changed since the initial presentation to the board last week. Plan A, originally presented as a $796 million proposal, now would cost $800.1 million, according to the data presented to the School Board on Thursday. The cost of Plan B has risen from $741 million presented last week to $744.2 million.

Thursday’s board meeting was riddled with heated discussion over funding, the main reason for the lagging facilities needs, and over which schools should be addressed first. George Mason Elementary, for example, was close to being shut over the summer because of facilities problems, but construction would not start until fiscal year 2021 under both plans.

The board ultimately decided it needed more time before an originally scheduled Monday vote. Board members will still discuss facilities Monday, including the RPS administration’s recommendation, but will hold off on a potential vote until a new special meeting on Dec. 12.

Here’s how each RPS school would be affected by the two plans, which could change before the vote.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Bellevue

Plan A: A complete renovation/replacement would be done starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan A cost: $14.6 million ($1.5 million in 2024; $10.2 million in 2025; $2.9 million in 2026)

Plan B: Bellevue would be rezoned into Chimborazo Elementary.

Blackwell

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2031.

Plan A cost: $6.8 million ($3.4 million in 2031; $3.4 million in 2032)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2031.

Plan B cost: $14.6 million ($7.3 million in 2031; 7.3 million in 2032)

Broad Rock

Broad Rock would be rezoned in Plans A and B.

George Washington Carver

Plan A: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2028.

Plan A cost: $19.3 million ($1.9 million in 2028; $13.5 million in 2029; $3.9 million in 2030)

Plan B: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2028.

Plan B cost: $19.3 million ($1.9 million in 2028; $13.5 million in 2029; $3.9 million in 2030)

John B. Cary

Plan A: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2036.

Plan A cost: $4 million ($2 million in 2036; $2 million in 2037)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2036.

Plan B cost: $4 million ($2 million in 2036; $2 million in 2037)

Chimborazo

Plan A: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan A cost: $6.4 million ($3.2 million in 2024; $3.2 million in 2025)

Plan B: Minor renovations, including the addition of 20 classrooms, would be done starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan B cost: $12.4 million ($6.2 million in 2024; $6.2 million in 2025)

Fairfield Court

Plan A: A complete renovation/replacement would be done starting in fiscal year 2023.

Plan A cost: $12.3 million ($1.2 million in 2023; $8.6 million in 2024; $2.5 million in 2025)

Plan B: Major renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2023.

Plan B cost: $12.3 million ($1.2 million in 2023; $8.6 million in 2024; $2.5 million in 2025)

J.B. Fisher

Plan A: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2026.

Plan A cost: $4 million ($2 million in 2026; $2 million in 2027)

Plan B: Minor renovations, including the addition of 20 classrooms, would be made starting in fiscal year 2026. Southampton Elementary would be rezoned into Fisher.

Plan B cost: $10 million ($5 million in 2026; $5 million in 2027)

William Fox

Plan A: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2033.

Plan A cost: $11.8 million ($1.2 million in 2033; $8.3 million in 2034; $2.4 million in 2035)

Plan B: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2033.

Plan B cost: $11.8 million ($1.2 million in 2033; $8.3 million in 2034; $2.4 million in 2035)

J.L. Francis

Plan A: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2020.

Plan A cost: $5.4 million ($530,059 in 2020; $1.9 million in 2021; $1.9 million in 2022; $1.1 million in 2023)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2020.

Plan B cost: $5.4 million ($530,059 in 2020; $1.9 million in 2021; $1.9 million in 2022; $1.1 million in 2023)

Ginter Park

Plan A: A new Ginter Park-Stuart school would be built starting in fiscal year 2034.

Plan A cost: $11.7 million ($1.2 million in 2034; $8.2 million in 2035; $2.3 million in 2036)

Plan B: A new Ginter Park-Stuart school would be built starting in fiscal year 2034. Stuart would be moved into the new school.

Plan B cost: $35 million ($3.5 million in 2034; $24.5 million in 2035; $7 million in 2036)

E.S.H. Greene

Plan A: A new 1,000-student elementary school would be built starting in fiscal year 2019.

Plan A cost: $35 million ($3.5 million in 2019; $24.5 million in 2020; $7 million in 2021)

Greene would be rezoned in Plan A.

Plan B: A new 1,000-student elementary school would be built starting in fiscal year 2019.

Plan B cost: $35 million ($3.5 million in 2019; $24.5 million in 2020; $7 million in 2021)

Greene would be rezoned in Plan B.

Linwood Holton

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2037.

Plan A cost: $7 million ($3.5 million in 2037; $3.5 million in 2038)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2037.

Plan B cost: $11.6 million ($5.8 million in 2037; $5.8 million in 2038)

Miles J. Jones

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2035.

Plan A cost: $7 million ($3.5 million in 2035; $3.5 million in 2036)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2035.

Plan B cost: $7 million ($3.5 million in 2035; $3.5 million in 2036)

George Mason

Plan A: A new 650-student elementary school would be built starting in fiscal year 2021.

Plan A cost: $25 million ($2.5 million in 2021; $17.5 million in 2022; $5 million in 2023)

Plan B: A new 600-student elementary school would be built starting in fiscal year 2021.

Plan B cost: $22 million ($2.5 million in 2021; $14.5 million in 2022; $5 million in 2023)

Mary Munford

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2028.

Plan A cost: $9.3 million ($2.8 million in 2028; $2.8 million in 2029; $3.7 million in 2030)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2028.

Plan B cost: $9.3 million ($2.8 million in 2028; $2.8 million in 2029; $3.7 million in 2030)

Oak Grove-Bellemeade

No changes would be made to Oak Grove in the two plans.

Overby-Sheppard

Plan A: Minor renovations would be done given the current $4 million renovations.

Plan A cost: $3.3 million ($3.3 million in 2019)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be done given the current $4 million renovations.

Plan B cost: $3.3 million ($3.3 million in 2019)

E.D. Redd

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2031.

Plan A cost: $8.2 million ($2.5 million in 2031; $2.5 million in 2032; $3.3 million in 2033)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2031.

Plan B cost: $8.2 million ($2.5 million in 2031; $2.5 million in 2032; $3.3 million in 2033)

G.H. Reid

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2036.

Plan A cost: $14.6 million ($4 million in 2036; $4 million in 2037; $6.6 million in 2038)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2036.

Plan B cost: $14.6 million ($4 million in 2036; $4 million in 2037; $6.6 million in 2038)

Southampton

Plan A: A complete renovation/replacement would be done starting in fiscal year 2025.

Plan A cost: $15.2 million ($1.5 million in 2025; $10.6 million in 2026; $3 million in 2027)

Plan B: Southampton would be rezoned into Fisher Elementary.

J.E.B. Stuart

Plan A: A new Ginter Park-Stuart school would be built starting in fiscal year 2034; minor renovations would be done to the existing Stuart school starting in fiscal year 2035

Plan A cost: $11.7 million ($1.2 million in 2034; $8.2 million in 2035; $2.3 million in 2036) for new school; $8.9 million for renovations ($2.7 million in 2035; $3.6 million in 2036; $2.7 million in 2037)

Plan B: Stuart would be moved into a new Ginter Park.

Plan B cost: $0

Swansboro

Plan A: A complete renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan A cost: $12.6 million ($1.3 million in 2024; $8.8 million in 2025; $2.5 million in 2026)

Plan B: Swansboro would be moved into Westover Hills.

Plan B cost: $0

Westover Hills

Plan A: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2036.

Plan A cost: $7.3 million ($2.2 million in 2036; $2.2 million in 2037; $2.9 million in 2038)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be done starting in fiscal year 2036. Swansboro would be moved into Westover Hills.

Plan B cost: $12.3 million ($3.2 million in 2036; $4.2 million in 2037; $4.9 million in 2038)

Woodville

Plan A: A new 650-student elementary school would be built starting in fiscal year 2022.

Plan A cost: $25 million ($2.5 million in 2022; $17.5 million in 2023; $5 million in 2024)

Plan B: A new 600-student elementary school would be built starting in fiscal year 2022.

Plan B cost: $22 million ($2.5 million in 2022; $14.5 million in 2023; $5 million in 2024)

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Binford

Plan A: A complete renovation/replacement would be done starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan A cost: $31.9 million ($1.6 million in 2024; $12.8 million in 2025; $11.2 million in 2026; $6.4 million in 2027)

Plan B: A complete renovation/replacement would be done starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan B cost: $31.9 million ($1.6 million in 2024; $12.8 million in 2025; $11.2 million in 2026; $6.4 million in 2027)

Thomas C. Boushall

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan A cost: $10.6 million ($3.2 million in 2024; $3.2 million in 2025; $4.2 million in 2026)

Boushall would be rezoned in Plan A.

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2024.

Plan B cost: $10.6 million ($3.2 million in 2024; $3.2 million in 2025; $4.2 million in 2026)

Boushall would be rezoned in Plan B.

Lucille M. Brown

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2033.

Plan A cost: $11.1 million ($5.5 million in 2033; $5.5 million in 2034)

Brown would be rezoned in Plan A.

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2033.

Plan B cost: $10.6 million ($5.3 million in 2033; $5.3 million in 2034)

Brown would be rezoned in Plan B.

Thomas H. Henderson

Plan A: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2026.

Plan A cost: $36.4 million ($3.6 million in 2026; $25.5 million in 2027; $7.3 million in 2028)

Plan B: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2026.

Plan B cost: $36.4 million ($3.6 million in 2026; $25.5 million in 2027; $7.3 million in 2028)

Albert Hill

Plan A: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2031.

Plan A cost: $22.1 million ($2.2 million in 2031; $15.5 million in 2032; $4.4 million in 2033)

Plan B: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2031.

Plan B cost: $22.1 million ($2.2 million in 2031; $15.5 million in 2032; $4.4 million in 2033)

Martin Luther King Jr.

No changes would be made to MLK in the two plans.

Elkhardt-Thompson

Plan A: A new 1,500-student middle school would be built starting in fiscal year 2019.

Plan A cost: $50 million ($2.5 million in 2019; $20 million in 2020; $17.5 million in 2021; $10 million in 2022)

Elkhardt-Thompson would be rezoned in Plan A.

Plan B: A new 1,500-student middle school would be built starting in fiscal year 2019.

Plan B cost: $50 million ($2.5 million in 2019; $20 million in 2020; $17.5 million in 2021; $10 million in 2022)

Elkhardt-Thompson would be rezoned in Plan B.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Armstrong

Plan A: Moderate renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2033.

Plan A cost: $43.5 million ($10.9 million in 2033; $10.9 million in 2034; $10.9 million in 2035; $10.9 million in 2036)

Armstrong would be rezoned in Plan A.

Plan B: Moderate renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2033.

Plan B cost: $43.5 million ($10.9 million in 2033; $10.9 million in 2034; $10.9 million in 2035; $10.9 million in 2036)

Armstrong would be rezoned in Plan B.

Huguenot

Part of Hugenot would be rezoned in Plans A and B.

Thomas Jefferson

Plan A: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2029.

Plan A cost: $46.7 million ($4.7 million in 2029; $9.3 million in 2030; $9.3 million in 2031; $14 million in 2032; $9.3 million in 2033)

Plan B: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2029.

Plan B cost: $46.7 million ($4.7 million in 2029; $9.3 million in 2030; $9.3 million in 2031; $14 million in 2032; $9.3 million in 2033)

John Marshall

Plan A: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2025.

Plan A cost: $57.4 million ($5.7 million in 2025; $11.5 million in 2026; $11.5 million in 2027; $17.2 million in 2028; $11.5 million in 2029)

Plan B: A major renovation would be done starting in fiscal year 2025.

Plan B cost: $57.4 million ($5.7 million in 2025; $11.5 million in 2026; $11.5 million in 2027; $17.2 million in 2028; $11.5 million in 2029)

George Wythe

Plan A: A new 2,000-student high school would be built starting in fiscal year 2019.

Plan A cost: $85 million ($4.25 million in 2019; $8.5 million in 2020; $25.5 million in 2021; $29.75 million in 2022; $17 million in 2023)

George Wythe would be rezoned in Plan A.

Plan B: A new 2,000-student high school would be built starting in fiscal year 2019.

Plan B cost: $85 million ($4.25 million in 2019; $8.5 million in 2020; $25.5 million in 2021; $29.75 million in 2022; $17 million in 2023)

George Wythe would be rezoned in Plan B.

Open

Plan A: A complete renovation/replacement would be done starting in fiscal year 2027.

Plan A cost: $5.6 million ($559,723 in 2027; $3.9 million in 2028; $1.1 million in 2029)

Plan B: A complete renovation/replacement would be done starting in fiscal year 2027.

Plan B cost: $5.6 million ($559,723 in 2027; $3.9 million in 2028; $1.1 million in 2029)

Franklin Military Academy

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2037.

Plan A cost: $7.4 million ($3.7 million in 2037; $3.7 million in 2038)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2037.

Plan B cost: $7.4 million ($3.7 million in 2037; $3.7 million in 2038)

Richmond Community

Plan A: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2037.

Plan A cost: $8.1 million ($4.1 million in 2037; $4.1 million in 2038)

Plan B: Minor renovations would be made starting in fiscal year 2037.

Plan B cost: $8.1 million ($4.1 million in 2037; $4.1 million in 2038)

One of the high schools north of the James River would close in Plan B for an estimated cost savings of $50 million.

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Education Reporter

Justin Mattingly covers K-12 schools and higher education. A northern New York native and a Syracuse University alumnus, he's worked at the RTD since 2017. You can follow him on Twitter at @jmattingly306.

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