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School board asks to divert funds for transportation hub

By a 6-1 margin Tuesday night, the Gloucester County School Board voted to ask county supervisors to take approximately $3 million of contingency funding earmarked for the Gloucester High School renovation project to be used instead for improvements to the school bus system in the form of a new transportation hub.

The vote was taken during the board’s regular monthly meeting in the T.C. Walker Education Center.

The division’s 5,178 students are currently served by buses located at the old Page Middle School site on Route 17. The recommendation from superintendent of schools Dr. Walter Clemons calls for moving of parking and fuel pumps to the new Page site and using the GHS contingency funding catalyst for a new transportation hub at the old Page site.

In the case of a “critical infrastructure need” as part of the high school remodel, funds would not be diverted to the transportation facility; but if that cushion remained then it would be earmarked for the afo...

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