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School board adopts $94M budget, forwards to BOS

The Gloucester School Board met last Thursday in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium to adopt its proposed budget of $94,141,200 for FY23, forwarding its request to the board of supervisors for its consideration.

“What has been customary for your consideration is to approve the budget as is at this point because this is not the final process,” said Dr. Walter Clemons, division superintendent, at the beginning of the budget work session. “As you know, there’s still a couple things that still need to be decided. One is we don’t have a final allocation from the county. Two, the General Assembly hasn’t reconvened, so we don’t have a budget amount from the General Assembly yet.

“I think that moving forward with what you have at this point in time is probably the most prudent thing to do,” said Clemons. “We have to come back in either April or May for you to have a final adopted budget because your budget has to balance at the end when we go forward for ’22-23, we have to have...

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