Hooksett and Manchester take first step toward future high school deal
Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and Superintendent Debra Livingston were among the six Queen City officials present to negotiate with their Hooksett counterparts Wednesday night. (RYAN O'CONNOR/Union Leader Correspondent)
“I think our intent was to begin discussions that will address some short-term issues ... and start talking about a long-term agreement now,” said Hooksett Superintendent Charles Littlefield, who also attended the meeting. “We don’t want to wait until 2016. We will be talking to Pinkerton as well, and I think it makes more sense that both agreements be discussed contemporaneously.”
“I was hoping we could start talking about a framework for a long-term agreement, or thinking we can say, ‘Let’s get this short-term issue addressed by early September and then meet again in, say, late September and start talking about something that goes beyond 2018,’” said Littlefield.
The two subcommittees set a tentative date for their next meeting for Sept. 17.
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