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$2m more needed for school priorities

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Staff writer 

More staff and new buses top the list of budget priorities for the Isle of Wight School Board.

Preliminary estimates show those may increase the school division’s 2016 budget by $2.1 million.

The 2015 budget was $51.7 million.

However, Superintendent Dr. Katrise Perera said at a Friday School Board meeting that her staff will revisit those numbers.

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Alvin Wilson given Hardy seat

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The Isle of Wight County School Board appointed Alvin Wilson as the Hardy District representative.

Wilson, 69, interviewed for the position Friday afternoon in closed session.

After the closed session, the Board voted 4-0 to select Wilson

Chairman Kent Hildebrand said the Board received three applications and conducted three interviews.

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