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Gloucester board transfers $85,220 to purchase copiers, radios

The Gloucester County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to make an $85,220 categorical transfer from the instructional fund of its 2016-2017 operating budget. The decision came at the board’s meeting at the T.C. Walker Education Center. 

A total of $57,720 was transferred to the board’s technology fund for the purchase of two copiers at $38,000 along with $19,720 to cover the 25 percent match required for a state grant for security equipment. 

The remaining $27,500 was transferred to operations and maintenance for the purchase of 11 handheld radios. The radios will allow direct communication with emergency dispatch at the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office.

Heather Lucas, the board’s chief financial officer, said the radios would be placed at each county school, the school bus transportation center and at the board’s offices in the T.C. Walker Education Center.

Board member Anita Parker made the initial request for the radios to improve c...

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