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$110M referendum sought for GHS

The Gloucester County School Board voted Tuesday to seek a referendum on a request for up to $110 million for a new or renovated Gloucester High School.

School division superintendent Walter Clemons said he would finalize a resolution making the request before it is submitted to county supervisors. If approved by supervisors, the request would go to Gloucester Circuit Court for its approval to put the matter on the November ballot.

Assistant superintendent John Hutchinson said GHS renovations had been on the division’s capital improvements plan since 2006, when the project was estimated to cost $40 million.

County supervisors allocated $100,000 for the school board to obtain the most recent plans for the renovations. The resulting plan, developed by Moseley Architects and presented to the school board in January, included three major concepts.

One concept outlined renovations and a 16,000-square-foot addition to the school at a cost of $70.2 million. Another concept outlined ...

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