Manchester School Board Proposes To Drop Lawsuits If Agreement Is Met

city schoolsThe Manchester City School Board wants to settle lawsuit action with the City of Manchester and the Coffee County government.
The school board is offering a settlement with Manchester that would stop legal action. The Manchester school system would drop the $40,000 that it says that the city owes in trade-off for the city paying all future taxes for liquor-by-the drink owed the school system.
In the proposal to the county would pay the system $500,000 over a 10 year period, beginning in 2018, in $50,000 yearly increments and the county could not raise taxes to pay for the settlement.
An agreement vote by the board of Mayor and Aldermen is needed on the city side and county commission will have to approve the county end of the proposal. (Portions of this story from the Manchester Times)