Familiar Name In The Running For Manchester City Schools Director

It looks like a familiar name may be coming back to lead Manchester City Schools. The school board has voted to formally approach former director Dr. Keith Brewer to enter into negotiations with the system. Current Director of Schools Dr. Prater Powell’s contract will end June 30, 2013. Powell earlier announced this would be his last year. Brewer was superintendent for 12 years in Manchester before leaving to take a Deputy Commissioner of Education for the state. School board attorney Mark Williams told the board they could name a new director without a search, that policy does not mandate a search. Two other directors have been named in the past without a search including Brewer.