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Supervisor’s comments called into question

Comments that Gloucester supervisor Mike Winebarger made during the Oct. 20 joint meeting of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and School Board were called into question last Wednesday, during the supervisors’ Nov. 4 meeting.

Fellow board member Kevin Smith and several concerned Gloucester residents voiced their opinions regarding a question that Winebarger had asked Gloucester County School Superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons.

“Dr. Clemons, I’m glad you’re here,” said Winebarger on Oct 20. “I’ve gotten multiple phone calls from parents saying that they’ve heard, and I want you to either tell me yes or no or maybe so, that Gloucester is going to start requiring a class in Black History in order to graduate? That they are going to start teaching history based on 1619 rather than 1609. Tell me it isn’t so.”

Clemons responded to Winebarger at that meeting by explaining that there is an elective course on Black History that is being implemented in other Virginia school div...

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