Some RCSD renovations complete
Updated: Thursday, August 28 2014, 08:49 PM EDT
Rochester, N.Y - It’s a multi-year, multimillion dollar project.
Renovations of Schools 5 and 28 in the Rochester City School District are done. Both reopened Thursday.
Students and parents got their first look into the $24 million renovation at Henry Hudson School 28.
The school is brighter and cleaner, according to some of the students walking the halls for the first time in a year. New computer labs, science labs, safety cameras and sound systems in the classrooms are just some of what has been done to transform the school.
Seventh grade has also been added to the school that already has 90 more students enrolled this year than last.
Parents say being in a different school for the last year was worth the wait.
“It’s amazing, it’s beautiful. I never would have guessed it would have turned out like this,” said one parent, Julia Malloy.
“I think it makes the kids feel more important, that they’re important and this is their home,” said another parent, Donna Crosley.
This renovation was part of the first phase of the Rochester City School District modernization project.
It’s a phase that is the center of an FBI investigation. According to Mayor Lovely Warren, there are no updates.