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Gloucester schools seek additional $3.6M in local funds

Gloucester County School Superintendent Walter Clemons is asking for an additional $3.6 million in local transfer to the school system from the county in his proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget. The proposed increase includes funding compensation for all support staff in the school system and make their salaries more competitive with other systems throughout Virginia.

The school system’s operating budget, along with its capital improvement plan, which includes a full-scale renovation to Gloucester High School, was presented to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during a joint meeting with the Gloucester School Board Tuesday night in the T.C. Walker Education Center.

The school system’s current operating budget is at $66.8 million and Clemons said his recommended budget includes $80.7 million in funding.

The county is currently providing $25.7 million of a local contribution for school operations and he is requesting that to be increased to $29.2 million in his ...

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