Manchester school officials cancel meeting with Hooksett peers over breach of contract claim
MANCHESTER - The Manchester Board of School Committee cancelled its scheduled meeting Friday with members of the Hooksett School Board in response to that board's filing of a breach of contract claim.
Manchester superintendent Tom Brennan sent a letter to Hooksett administrators saying the neighboring town';s decision to formally file a notice of breach left Manchester no option but to respond formally.
';We feel that a conversation at this time would be unproductive and would interfere with the formal process,'; Brennan wrote.
Brennan said Manchester intends to address Hooksett';s claims after reviewing the matter with the district';s legal counsel, then give a written response disputing there is any breach of contract.
Hooksett claims that overcrowding in classrooms qualifies as a breach of contract and wants a release from the arrangement that tuitions Hooksett students to Manchester schools.
Brennan said Manchester would be willing to reschedule a joint meeting if Hooksett withdraws its notice of breach.