SCS: Kirby HS pest problem, renovation cost more than $3 million

School rodent infestation cost $3M+

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Schools says the rodent infestation and renovation at Kirby High School cost more than $3 million.

About 800 students returned to Kirby this month. Shelby County Schools gave a breakdown of the costs Monday.

  • Construction, including paint, ceiling tiles, lighting,etc. = $567,000
  • Pest control, potables and greenhouse removal, custodial services = $287,000
  • Furniture, lockers auditorium upgrades, security cameras, signage = $1,742,600
  • Technology = $278,000
  • Moving Kirby students to other campuses = $464,200

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