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School board to ask county for remaining FY14 monies

The Gloucester School Board voted 6-0 last Thursday to ask county supervisors for the $228,646 remaining from the school board’s fiscal year 2014 operating budget to fund various projects. The action came in a work session at the T.C. Walker Education Center from which vice chairman Kevin Smith was absent.

The school board had a $254,190 balance, or 0.49 percent of the original $22,603,728 county appropriation for FY14, when the fiscal year ended on June 30. The county already re-appropriated $25,544 of the balance for contracts that were still pending when the fiscal year closed.

The school board is now looking to use the remaining $228,646, as follows: $83,584 for security upgrades at Bethel Elementary and Peasley Middle School, $60,000 in pre-school appropriate playground equipment for Bethel and Botetourt elementary schools, and the remaining $85,062 to replace T12 lighting at Achilles Elementary with LED lights.

In other business, the school board voted 6-0 to add ROTH pr...

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