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Additional funds sought for GHS

Gloucester County Public Schools presented a request for additional sales tax funding to be used for additional renovations to the high school to supervisors during a meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse. The additional renovations requested would increase the cost of the project from $45 million to $60 million.

During last year’s budget season, supervisors approved funding for renovations to Gloucester High School costing around $45 million. The funding for the renovation is set to come from the newly instituted 1 percent sales tax. While covering a large portion of the requested renovations, it was not a full-scale renovation.

The 1 percent sales tax was approved by referendum in November 2020, and revenues from it must be used for new construction or major renovations of schools. When the last county budget was approved, the board voted to use part of the sales tax revenue to cover debt services for past school projects.

In December, then-Virginia Attorney Gene...

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