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Supervisors recommend moving school administration offices to T.C. Walker

A majority of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors would like to see school administration offices be moved into T.C. Walker Elementary School, which held its final day of classes last Thursday.

The board, during its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse, approved a resolution, 5-2, requesting the Gloucester County School Board consider the move to free up more office space for county employees.

Gloucester Superintendent of Schools Ben Kiser said the school closure was necessary to help the school division meet a $2 million budget shortfall for FY2013 while avoiding personnel layoffs.

County administrator Brenda Garton said the decision to form a resolution requesting the repurposing of the school came about during a recent meeting among the chairs and vice chairs of the two boards, the school superintendent and county administrator.

Garton said several options for expansion of county offices have been on the county’s drawing board for several years, wi...

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