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When the grass at her school needed cutting, this principal got on a mower and cut it

Posted at 1:57 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 07:39:54-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- George Wythe High School principal Reva Green appears to be a woman who can get things done.

Weeks of rain in Richmond have put city lawn mowing crews behind schedule.

When Principal Green found out the school's request to get a soccer field mowed this week was made too late and the cutting could not happen in time for a game, she took action.

"I just started cutting grass and moving around and cutting additional grass so we can make sure the physical appearance was where it should be for George Wythe," she said. "I had some mistakes, but I went back and corrected them. I enjoyed it. I would do it again!"

A school employee snapped a photo of Principal Green on a riding lawn mower Tuesday.

Principal Green mowing the grass

"Ms. Green has a can do attitude," Richmond School Board member Kim Gray said. "She cares about her students. She cares about her school. Those are more of the rule, than the exception in our principals."

Richmond Public Schools spokeswoman Cletisha Lovelace said she was not exactly sure how many days in advance lawn care requests needed to be made to the city, but added the school missed the deadline in this case.

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