The existing Manchester school board will meet at Memorial High this Thursday night to review and possibly accept the Manchester Proud group’s plans. How a future school board will be constituted is the work of the new School District Charter Commission. And its nine members want to hear from you.
Wednesday night at 6 o’clock at City Hall, the commission holds a hearing seeking public input on what if any changes should be made to the governance of the school district.
Should the school board, rather than the aldermen, have final say over school spending? This is no small consideration. It might sound sensible, but is there a downside?
Similarly, the commission is looking at the school board as its own taxing authority. What would that mean?
The commission is also looking at the number of school board members and the length of their terms. Here’s your chance to speak up or at least listen to various viewpoints.