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School issues dominate Point town hall meeting

More than two dozen people attended a town hall meeting Monday night at Abingdon Elementary School to learn the latest about plans to build a new Page Middle School, renovate the former T.C. Walker Elementary School, as well as other topics.

Hosted by Gloucester Point supervisor Chris Hutson and Troy Andersen, the Point’s representative on the Gloucester School Board, the meeting also brought out county administrator Brenda Garton, superintendent of schools Dr. Ben Kiser, several other members of the county supervisors and school board, and a few department heads.

Several residents raised concerns about the new Page Middle School, which will be built off T.C. Walker Road, which they claimed would offer students a better learning experience than those attending Peasley Middle School at Sassafras. But Kiser said that a collaborative teaching concept will be employed at both schools, with students at Page and Peasley all having access to the same technology and curriculum.


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