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Letter: The school system’s past of wasteful spending

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors is elected by the people. It has taxing and spending authority. Therefore, when there are funds left over, that money should go back to the BOS unless a real need for it can be demonstrated. This is a small community with limited money.

Let’s look at the school system’s past of wasteful spending. They closed T.C. Walker because they said it would cost too much to replace the air conditioning and remodel for the kids, BUT the school system spent $3-$5 million for rebuilding new school offices while our kids were in trailers.

Page Middle School was torn up by the tornado. The insurance company paid about $9 million that could have been spent to replace the school and, with a little more, we could have used the same land, water and sewer and access, and saved the $16 million-plus that we borrowed. We will need a new high school in the future. We have two middle schools but one high school with 1,800 students. We h...

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