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Supervisors firm on GHS renovation amount

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will not budge on the amount of money it had decided to set aside in April for renovations at Gloucester High School.

However, a majority of supervisors expressed a willingness to consider taking some of the money already earmarked for a new transportation facility for the entire school division and using that for the high school instead.

County supervisors and school board members met Monday night in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium after the school board had requested an additional meeting with the governing body to detail its request of approximately $54 million. This came after supervisors had decided to cap the amount it would allocate to the GHS renovations at $36.6 million.

At-large supervisor Ashley Chriscoe explained the supervisors’ rationale for the $36.6 million figure. He said using estimates provided by school staff, it was determined that the figure would cover all of the “must-do” items at the sc...

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