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Supervisors appropriate $142,131 for school repairs

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors voted last Wednesday night to appropriate $142,131 of unspent public schools’ funds from the last fiscal year for several urgently needed school projects.

Also, the board agreed during the meeting in the colonial courthouse to hold aside the remaining $55,507 of the schools’ total $197,638 carryover request until the next fiscal year, supervisors’ chairman Ashley Chriscoe said. The meeting was held on a Wednesday because last Tuesday, the board’s regular meeting day, was Election Day.

Schools superintendent Dr. Walter R. Clemons said that all of the projects the school board requested from the supervisors are needed. He said that some projects are especially timely before winter sets in, such as roof repairs at Gloucester High School and installing a water tank at Peasley Middle School.

Clemons said he is concerned about the safety of students and faculty in certain areas of Gloucester High School which need roof repairs. T...

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