Raimondo: School fix could top $2 billion

Governor presses for funding of statewide initiative to update and upgrade schools statewide; Bristol Warren deficiencies top $49 million

By Ted Hayes
Posted 9/13/17

Rhode Island’s schools are old and outdated, cramped and inadequate — and it will cost billions to bring them into the 21st century.

That was the word Wednesday from Gov. Gina …

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