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Letter: What does ‘repurposing’ really mean?

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As recently reported, Gloucester’s school superintendent Ben Kiser and his board have entered into an agreement to offer Bridges Head Start in four rooms at the recently closed T.C. Walker School. It’s part of the "repurposing" scheme promoted by Kiser. Voters: Do you realize that according to public record and adjusted valuations based on the Page damage estimates, Ben Kiser and his minions have control of over $150 million in real estate within Gloucester County? Add to that the $57 million annual operational budget for the schools they oversee and you have a real financial empire. But I didn’t notice "property mogul" on the resumés, or for that matter "property management" on the skills assessments.

That the empty Walker rooms will have a tenant may be welcome news to some, but Head Start is taxpayer financed and without merit according to a 10-year study ordered by Congress; and that study’s most recent update on the use...

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