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W-JCC School Board discusses grant money, new buses and textbooks at April 9 meeting

W-JCC School Board discusses grant money, new buses and textbooks at April 9 meeting

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board discussed government grants for special and technical education, and purchasing new school buses and algebra textbooks at its April 9 meeting.

For special education, the grant money is especially critical — of the 115 W-JCC teachers working in special education, the salaries of 21 of them are paid with this money; the remaining 94 are paid with local funds. The funds also pay to employ five speech-language pathologists and six special education paraprofessionals.

One significant addition this year would be a grant worth $26,476 to fund hiring a school nurse in the Bright Beginnings program. Several School Board members...

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