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Make-up days approved in Gloucester

Gloucester County Public Schools will have make-up days on Feb. 15 and April 1 to compensate for two of three days lost to inclement weather last month.

The board affirmed the make-up days as listed on the school division calendar during its work session last Thursday. Students made up one of the three days on Jan. 28. 

In other business, the board reviewed fiscal year 2017 budget priorities as outlined by school division superintendent Walter Clemons and other members of the division’s executive leadership team.

“Compensation for our staff is the number-one priority,” Clemons said. The superintendent did not say how much of a raise he would recommend for personnel, but estimated a 1-percent raise for all staff would cost $387,506 while a 5-percent hike would be $1.9 million.

Clemons said the second priority was to have a supplemental appropriation of just over $400,000 made by county supervisors to the school division last year be made a part of the local co...

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