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Nearly $1M needed to open new Page MS

The Gloucester County School Board was presented with an overview of budget considerations for fiscal year 2016 during a work session last Thursday at the T.C. Walker Education Center. County supervisors also attended part of the session.

The school board members said their financial priorities for FY2016 include opening the new middle school, providing increased compensation for employees and restoring instructional days to the school calendar.

Information provided by school division superintendent Walter Clemons and division finance director Joanne Wright showed $945,809 is needed to open Page Middle School. That figure includes $357,242 for 8.26 new positions.

It also includes $380,081 to remove the modular units that now serve as Page on the Gloucester High School campus, restore that site, and relocate staff and materials to the new school. Wright said the removal and relocation costs could be offset by a 67 percent, or $254,654, reimbursement from the Virginia Department of Em...

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