Manchester City School Board Attorney To Resign

city schoolsDuring the latest meeting of the Manchester School Board Monday night, board attorney for the past 16 years Mark Williams announced his plans to resign at the end of the fiscal year, which ends June 30.
Williams also owns the building that the system leases in downtown Manchester. The school system started using that building in July of last year for its central office. The cost of the lease comes in at just under $150,000 over three years. According to the Manchester Times, Williams told the board, speaking as a citizen rather than as board attorney, “I’m not in a position to say you can just walk away from the lease.” The system was looking at way they could possibly get out of the agreement.
The school system is waiting on decision by the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen on whether a referendum will be put on a ballot to merge the city schools with the county.
Work on the budget begins this month by the system’s executive committee.