Richmond High theater set for $1.29M in upgrades


The Richmond High School theater is set to receive significant upgrades set to enhance a program that educates students on theater production.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is proposing to award a $1.29 million contract to ERA Construction Inc. in order to replace and/or upgrade theatrical lighting, curtain and audio-visual systems at the high school theater.

Funds for the project will come from the district’s Career Technical Education Facilities Program. They aim to embolden the Richmond High School Creative & Performing Arts Production Pathway, which educates students on various aspects of theater production, such as set design and building, lighting and sound. The program “provides courses of study designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for adult life,” according to the district.

The approval of the contract appears on the next WCCUSD Board of Education agenda for Wednesday, Feb. 7.