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Gloucester school board seeks larger voice

Gloucester School Board members said Tuesday they would like a larger voice on an advisory committee being assembled to make recommendations regarding future county capital projects.

An Aug. 4 news release from county spokesman Christi Lewis announcing the formation of the committee said it would be comprised of two county supervisors, one representative each from the county planning commission and school board, and two residents with relevant finance or construction experience.

During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, chairman Ann Burruss said she wanted the board to send county administrator Brenda Garton a letter requesting that an additional school board member be added to the planning group.

"We have more property, we have more square footage and we have more employees," said Burruss. "If we don’t continue to push our needs, we’re never going to get anything done. We cannot keep saying we’ll make do with this, we’ll patch it...

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