On Thursday, Jan. 26, Dr. Kiser, Superintendent of Gloucester County Public Schools, presented his budget plan to the school board at its work session. His plan includes, among other things, combining the eighth grade and high school schedules, passing the employee share of VRS to the employees, and absorbing 40-50 positions. But, most concerning, his plan includes closing T.C. Walker Elementary School, redistricting all of the schools, and moving all of its students to the other schools in the county. This is due to a $2.7 million shortfall.
There are a few questions that Dr. Kiser, our school board, and every Gloucester resident must consider before putting this plan into action. Hoping that we can assume that Dr. Kiser and our school board will always want to do what is best for the children of our county, and keeping in mind that T.C. Walker has been the highest performing elementary school in the county for years, how can this be the only option Dr. ...
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