• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

Richmond Trades Training Center (RTTC)

  • This program was housed in the Booker T. Washington Building (1968-73), the Park Building (1968-71), and the Richmond Technical Center. It provided trade education for pupils fifteen years of age and older who were not likely to complete high school.

    In 1973-74, the trades training program was transferred to the new Richmond Career Education Center.

    1968-1973 Warren Hughes Overstreet