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County working on master plan for GHS

Though a new high school in Gloucester may seem like a distant and unlikely possibility, county and school staff members are taking steps to determine the best course of action for the aging building that currently houses some 1,800 Gloucester High School students.

A request for proposals for a GHS master plan was issued recently with proposals due by Nov. 29. According to county engineer Brian Lewis, the plan will look at how the cost of renovating the existing building compares to the cost of possibly relocating the school. The study will also identify the logical route for renovations to be completed if that path is chosen.

“We just want to have all possibilities looked at,” Lewis said. “The schools are taking the lead on this, but I have a seat at the table.”

Ware district supervisor Andy James questioned whether the county is getting too far ahead of itself in planning to either rebuild or replace GHS.

“I learned from reading in the newspaper some...

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