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Letter: County spending needs to be controlled

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I feel compelled to correct a few statements made by Mr. Sanderson in his letter to the editor on Feb. 24. The gathering at the civic center on Gwynn’s Island where 48 concerned taxpayers met was not an anti-school voice at all. We met because the spending by the Board of Supervisors in Mathews County doubled from 1995 to 2005, swelling in 2008/2009 to an outrageous $23 million. The current budget year is down some to just under $21 million.

No one at the meeting spoke harshly of our teachers. Quite the contrary, comments including some of my own, praised our school system and the fine job they do. It is no accident that my two kids are doing well in college. They both got a solid foundation from Mathews County Public Schools.

The suggestion for the buses was to delay replacing them if they can be safely utilized past 10 years. I believe this is one of the unfunded state mandates. The other suggestion about school bus stops comes from back in the ...

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