Manchester Schools still weighing facility improvement options

Manchester Schools have not made a decision yet on the direction they plan to go when it comes to rebuilding or renovating the district’s facilities.

During the March 19 board meeting, the board heard an update from Superintendent James Robinson on the plan moving forward for new or renovated facilities in the district.

The district recently held a town hall where feedback was gathered from the community.

Robinson said the district is still looking at the four options and expects to make a decision in either April or May. He said this is the last time the district will have an opportunity to have the state fund 41 percent of the project.

Board member Joe Hercules said the board is going to continue to gather input from the administration and teachers before making a decision.

The board could vote on which plan to move forward with at either the April or May board meeting.

In other business March 19, the board:

Approved a resolution accepting the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor.

Approved to create a new fund, Minuteman Fund. Robinson said the PTA no longer exists at the high school so all the money they had has been transferred to this fund.

Approved to create a new fund for Negray Athletics.

Approved a transfer from the General Fund to the Bond Retirement Fund in the amount of $16,263 for a bus lease payment.

Approved donations from anonymous to Minuteman Account for $100, Panther Paws to Drama Club for $250, Ron Negray Estate to Negray Athletic Account for $5,000 and MHS PTA to Minuteman Account for $3,596.

The next Manchester Schools board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Administration Building, 6075 Manchester Road.

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This story was also published in The Suburbanite. www.thesuburbanite.com