Open house planned for new gym at Richmond-Burton

RICHMOND – The $5.8 million gym expansion at Richmond-Burton High School is nearly complete, and residents will get a chance to take a look.

An open house is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. April 18 at the school, 8311 Route 31, Richmond. The older portion of the gym floor will be refinished over the summer.

The 30,650-square-foot facility includes an indoor track, separate locker rooms for students in athletics, more storage and office space and three courts.

Some residents questioned why the district was spending the money when the state faced an uncertain fiscal future and district enrollment is expected to continue falling.

The district has been saving money since the new high school was completed in 2000, so that it could build the expansion without taking out a loan and could sustain the operating costs.

– Emily K. Coleman

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