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Letter: It’s still brick and mortar

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

I don’t quite understand the school board’s disappointment with the supervisors’ budget decision on the allocation of 1 percent sales tax revenue. My thought is whether you are paying for old brick and mortar or new brick and mortar, it’s still brick and mortar. The new Page Middle School is the most recent example. That cost millions.

Any help the county can provide to the schools is a win-win for Gloucester. I hope the school board and supervisors can work out their differences. The supervisors are trying hard to avoid a real estate tax increase and balance the needs of all county departments. They are focused on the “big picture.”

I appreciate the school board and board of supervisors’ efforts. They have a thankless job and need our support.

Buddy RileeGloucester, Va.

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