Manchester school board to vote on expanding Parker-Varney programs
A board subcommittee last month unanimously backed the idea.
The principal and parent-teacher group have requested a different program be offered that would use the building for more hours.
Added costs for utilities and maintenance are cited, but no dollar amount is given to expand the program.
Amy Richards, with the Parker-Varney PTG, wrote that the school's current program "no longer meets the needs of our families" and other programs in the area offer longer hours and cover school vacations and holidays.
Parent Noella Sebastien, whose son is a second-grader, wrote that she would like to see swimming lessons, arts and crafts and computer/technology activities.
The board, which meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, also will be asked to confirm a phone poll of board members declaring Friday as "Maggie Philbrook Day," in honor of the 13-year-old girl who was diagnosed with cancer and died early this month. Participating schools will allow staff members to wear jeans Friday for a $5 donation, with all proceeds benefitting the family.
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