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Letter: Enhancement through consolidation

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The days of dysfunction between the Gloucester Board of Supervisors and the Gloucester School Board need to come to an abrupt and immediate end. We all know the school system will be funded; so why is school funding once again being used as a political tool?

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors has always fairly funded the public education process for “all youth” within the county. What has been done with those funds has been completely left up to school staff and the school board. As things are now, the school board and school staff are overburdened with way too many distractions that take their time and efforts away from concentrating on administering a high quality and fully complete K-12 education process.

School board members are bound by the duties of their office to first and foremost oversee the administration of such an education process. However, school board meetings focus primarily on managing school system support items with very litt...

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