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School board to meet in person next week

The Gloucester County School Board decided during its Aug. 6 virtual retreat to hold its next meeting on Tuesday in person at the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.; social distancing and masks are required.

The board had been meeting virtually since the COVID-19 virus closed schools in March and a state of emergency was declared nationally, statewide and locally.

Virtual meetings by public bodies are allowed until Sept. 4 but the school board decided to hold its meeting Tuesday in person as it continues to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

Also, during the retreat, the board approved one religious exemption for a student for the 2020-2021 school year and approved an early kindergarten registration request.

In addition, the board re-assigned Bethel Elementary School teacher Michelle Kennedy as a teacher at Peasley Middle School, effective Aug. 27.

The board also approved retirement for Achilles kindergarten teacher Donna Ph...

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