Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Update to Preliminary Redistricting Plan Presentation Schedule

This is an update to the schedule of plans to be presented at the Redistricting Committee meeting at 5 pm on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Police Station Community Conference Rm./Municipal Complex at the intersection of Valley and Lincoln Streets.

Committee member Avard has withdrawn his original plan "Memorial District Offices" and has yielded his allotted time to "MST Pre-K" which was suggested by 5 different Manchester School District staff in the online Staff Redistricting Survey. BOSC Committee member Van Houten has with drawn her original plan "Switching Some Elementary and Middle Schools" and is going to address her "K-8 Plan" and her "Repurpose Memorial High School" at Thursday's meeting.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Full Schedule for Redistricting Plan Selection and Presentations

On June 30th and July 19th the Special Committee on Redistricting will present ten plans to the public. Throughout the summer additional meeting will take place to narrow down the top choices. After several round table discussions between the superintendents, principals, and transportation, a session will take place on September 8th to gather input from teachers and the public. Additional public forums will be scheduled in October:

Preliminary Redistricting Plan Presentations on June 30 and July 19, 2016

The Special Committee for Redistricting has set two dates  to present proposals that have been brought forward by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Livingston, Mayor Gatsas, and several members of the Board of School Committee.

On June 30 and July 19, 2016 plans will be presented to the public between 5:15 PM and 7:15 PM. The presentations will take place in the Community Room of the Manchester Police Department.

The order in which plans will be presented was determined via random selection:

Updated 6/28/2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Your Opinion Counts - Redistricting Survey for Parents/Guardians is Open!

Your Opinion Counts!
A message from the Superintendent of Schools:

As you may know, the Manchester School District is currently planning to redistrict at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. A special committee of the Board of School Committee has been appointed to alleviate overcrowding in some of our schools.

What does this mean for your family and child(ren)? The special committee’s goal is to finalize a redistricting plan by October 1, 2016. We don’t know yet how many students or schools will be affected. Right now the committee is gathering facts and community input.

The special committee is committed to keeping the public informed about the process and welcomes your input. Information is available at our website under the Redistricting tab at the top of the page.

We also invite you to participate in a survey. It is available on our website. If you do not have access to a computer, you may ask for a paper survey from your child’s school office. The paper surveys must be returned to the school office by June 9 th . The results of the survey will help the committee make better decisions about redistricting and will be available on-line.

Debra Livingston, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools