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County looks into consolidating transportation services

After a lengthy discussion Saturday morning, Gloucester County supervisors and school board members decided to seek a consultant to study the feasibility of consolidating transportation services and relocating them to 22 acres behind the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center.

Consolidating and relocating the transportation services would free up the former Page Middle School site, which holds the school division transportation facility, and the site of the county garage at Ordinary. Both properties have prime Route 17 frontage and some supervisors have expressed an interest in marketing the sites.  

The potential consolidation of county and school support departments has long been discussed and studied but has not proven to be beneficial with the exception of purchasing services. Presently, one purchasing agent serves both the county and schools.

An attempt to have a combined human resources department proved unworkable, recounted school board chairman Randy Burak, and a lack ...

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