• Jasmine Chandler

Construction to Rickhards High School in Tallahassee begins

Rickards High School in Tallahassee, Fla., is undergoing much-needed improvements to its campus, including upgraded classrooms.

The Leon County community had been petitioning the superintendent and school board for upgrades on the school. The history of this school goes as far back as the 60s. The progress of the school has been coming along very well, according to Superintendent Rocky Hanna. According to Superintendent Hanna, he wants to deliver the promise to his community and students to rebuild the school.

With all the the major changes being done to the school, it has been reported that the school may not re-open until August 2021. The costs will be around $30 million in funding from the State Department of education for just the project's first phase. Each building will have to be completely destroyed and rebuilt, which has been approved by the Department of Education. These buildings are located mainly in the center of the campus. However the state has approved the payment of $816,903 for a Shark design for one of the classrooms on campus.