Supervisors to make decision Tuesday on school funding

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Oct 13, 2010 - 03:50 PM

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors is set to make a decision on school funding Tuesday night at its meeting that will begin at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse. The matter was scheduled to be discussed at its regular meeting last Tuesday, but was deferred because Gloucester Point district supervisor Bobby Crewe did not attend because of a death in his family.

The board will discuss whether to fund the schools by the traditional lump sum funding method or to fund the schools by category.

During a work session last month, it seemed four out of seven supervisors supported a change to fund the county’s school system by category. Supervisors Crewe, John Northstein (Petsworth), Michelle Ressler (At-large) and Gregory Woodard (Ware) expressed the view that the supervisors were ultimately responsible for how taxpayer money is spent, even when it comes to the school system.