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Supervisors decline to consider school board request

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted 4-3 during its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse not to entertain a request on behalf of the Gloucester School Board to hold off discussing categorical funding until after a joint meeting of both boards in late September.

The board decided at its July meeting to discuss funding the school system by category rather than lump sum at its Sept. 7 meeting. The board has a joint meeting with the school board scheduled for Sept. 21.

Ann Burruss, chairman of the Gloucester County School Board, wrote a letter to Louise Theberge, chair of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors, dated July 14, asking that the board wait to discuss the funding matter until after the joint meeting on Sept. 21.

"The school board has asked to be included in this discussion; however, the decision to discuss the matter at your Sept. 7, 2010 meeting with a potential vote on the matter seems to be premature," Burruss wrote. She later wr...

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