Steve Frey
Contributing writer

The Radford City School Board needs help from the city council. They are about to zero out their capital improvement/repair/renovation budget and have approximately $28 million in additional needs after that.

The board reviewed proposals to address those needs during a work session on Tuesday.

Right now the school board has approximately $797,000 in carryover funds for capital projects, but $402,800 will soon be spent on 51-year-old stadium lights that are a safety hazard and need immediate replacement.

Another $400,000 will be spent on creating Active Learning Classrooms at John Dalton Intermediate School. Superintendent Rob Graham emphasized that these classrooms must be updated to help improve instruction and retain tuition students.

Those students might otherwise be lured back to home school divisions because of improvements such as the 54…

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