The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors held off making a decision on Tuesday night to appropriate an additional $482,825 for Gloucester County Public Schools. The board decided to hold a joint meeting with the school board later this month so that specific questions can be answered about why the additional appropriation is necessary.
According to a letter to the board of supervisors by Gloucester’s Superintendent of Schools Walter Clemons, the $482,825 is needed to open the new Page Middle School and restore two middle school programs.
In his letter, Clemons said failure to receive the additional funds will result in “not providing the true middle school educational opportunities for our sixth through eighth grade students in the county, greatly impact our ability to open the new Page as deemed appropriate and put at risk our ability to achieve Full Accreditation Status at both middle schools as prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Clemons reminded supe...
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