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Editorial: Know your school board: Gloucester

The seven men and women who constitute the Gloucester County School Board control the county’s largest employer, its public schools. They make decisions that affect the future of the county’s greatest developing asset, its children. And they have no power to raise the money to do this with.

As with other departments of Gloucester County’s government, the school board conducts its business principally with allocations from the board of supervisors, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the U.S. Government.

School boards are in the firing line in any conflicts between parents and teacher, teachers and administrators, and student policies. The school board’s regular meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the T.C. Walker Education Center or at times, in the colonial courthouse, according to the county schools’ website.

Gloucester has five school board members who represent the county’s five districts, and two who serve at large. H...

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