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Mayor to Talk Monday About $35 Million RPS Repairs

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
We expect to learn more today about how the City of Richmond plans to handle tens of millions of dollars in repairs needed at the city's public schools.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones is preparing to speak about a new report that breaks down the $35 million price tag.

Now that we know what needs to be fixed and at what cost, the question is how the city plans to make it all happen.

Earlier this month the school board got a presentation about what needs to be fixed after administrators spent months inspecting every school and building.

The biggest problem they found is failing HVAC systems. Repairs and replacements for those alone are slated at $20 million.

Another $7.5 million is needed for roofs and more than $4 million are needed for basic life, health and safety improvements.

RPS Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden says they're looking at "many options" to come up with the $35 million and says "it's also about trying to be creative."

Mayor Jones is expected to address the report at 10 a.m. today.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.

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