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Richland School Board Discusses Replacements for Removed Letters

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The Richland School Board met Tuesday night to discuss a hot button issue, what to do about the letters removed from two school play fields. The Richland School Board met Tuesday night to discuss a hot button issue, what to do about the letters removed from two school play fields.

RICHLAND, WA - The Richland School Board met Tuesday night to discuss a hot button issue, what to do about the letters removed from two school play fields.

The school board shared their plans to work with the community on possible replacement ideas for the letters removed from Fran Rish Stadium and Carmichael Hill.

Superintendent Rick Schulte says the district is working with alumni, teachers and the booster club to brainstorm ideas to restore some school pride and get it done in time for track season.

Many in the community have expressed frustration with the letter removal and want them replaced soon.

"they need to go back the way they were. They'll never be the same because it's not my classmates sweat and dedication putting them in," said Kenneth Dame, class of '68 student.

Schulte says upcoming construction at Fran Rish contributed to the letter removal and the architect says replacing the letters can't be done until the work is completed next year.

But there is no construction at Carmichael Hill so Schulte says they'll work to find a safe replacement for the C letter very soon.

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