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School board postpones final budget adoption

The Gloucester School Board postponed its adoption of a final fiscal year 2019 budget Tuesday night, pending final allocation figures from the state.

Division superintendent Walter Clemons said he and division budget director Heather Lucas should have their final calculations completed by Tuesday. The board voted to schedule a work session at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the T.C. Walker Education Center to consider the final FY2019 budget plan. 

During the citizen comment period Tuesday night, a rising Gloucester High School freshman addressed the board with her concerns regarding the student dress code. 

Daniella Asnicar, who just completed her eighth grade year at Page Middle School, told the board the current dress code is sexist, inconsistently enforced and outdated. 

She also said students were frequently called out in public regarding their attire, and she believed that teachers and administrators should address the matter in private with students if they had a co...

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