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Supervisors to hear school board request Tuesday

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will hear a request from the school board and Superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons for additional sales tax funding during its work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the colonial courthouse.

The request for the added tax funding is for additional high school renovation. Acting County Administrator Carol Steele presented the request at the supervisors’ Jan. 18 work session as a possible addition to the Capital Improvement Plan. When presented the request for additional funding was approximately $34 million.

This is a new request in addition to last year’s previously approved high school renovations project. The extra $34 million would be used to finish renovations that were not part of the previously approved construction.

Due to budgetary changes in the use of the 1 percent sales tax, Steele said an additional $15.5 million will be available at the end of its 20-year lifespan. The board can decide to use that to cover some of the cost of the new re...

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