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School board votes to approve sales tax request resolution

Following a work session last Thursday, the Gloucester County School Board approved a resolution requesting that the additional sales tax proceeds be directed to the Gloucester High School renovation project.

The resolution states that the school board “requests that the estimated $15.5 million currently available from the additional one-cent sales tax be earmarked to go towards school construction and major renovation (accounting for inflation, critical needs, etc.) projects.”

“This is a golden opportunity with funding that is designated specifically for this type of project that has been articulated by your governing body [board of supervisors],” said Dr. Walter Clemons, Division Superintendent.

“Sixty million dollars put into a building that age, to me, seems crazy,” said school board vice chair Kellie Lockerby. “If we’re going to spend this much money, how much more would it be just to build a new high school,” she asked.Clemons responded by saying that building a new hig...

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