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Editorial: Know your school board: Gloucester

Gloucester County Public Schools may be attracting national headlines right now as it finds itself in the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the right of a transgender student to use the bathroom of his or her choice.

But to residents of Gloucester, there is also the more mundane, but vitally important, role of the school district to provide for the education needs of the county’s nearly 5,300 elementary and secondary students.

The Gloucester County School Board is the official policy-making body for Gloucester County Public Schools. Its seven members oversee the day-to-day operations at the county’s five elementary schools, two middle schools and Gloucester High School. They are also responsible for long-term planning, developing policies governing its students and faculty and setting the division’s mission and goals.

An excellent resource for those interested in what is going on in Gloucester schools is its website:

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