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Transportation continues to be challenge for Gloucester schools

Getting children to and from school in a timely manner continues to be a challenge for Gloucester Public Schools after implementing four separate transportation schedules this fall.

Efforts to cope with the destruction of Page Middle School now have all county sixth and seventh graders traveling to Peasley Middle School, while all county eighth graders attend classes in temporary modular units staged at Gloucester High School. There are separate bus runs for both of those locations, along with a run for GHS and another schedule of runs to serve the six county elementary schools.

The added runs resulted in several buses arriving late last week at the GHS modular cluster now known as Page Middle. School division transportation director Roger Kelly told the Gloucester School Board Tuesday that students were arriving on time this week, but many are still experiencing lengthy rides.

"We’re traveling a lot further to cover the entire county. Many of our roads are only one ...

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