Manchester School System Drops Lawsuit Against County

city schoolsIn a meeting this week the Manchester City Board of Education voted to totally dismiss the $1.4 million sales tax lawsuit against the Coffee County government.
The board voted to dismiss the litigation with prejudice so this means the Manchester city school eliminates the possibility of the lawsuit making another appearance in the future.
In the original suit the Manchester City Board of Education said that the county had improperly kept sales tax dollars from 1983 to 2007 that belongs to the city school system. The suit noted that the State Comptroller’s annual comprehensive audit of the county shows that a portion of the sales tax collected outside the municipalities was not allocated to the city school system. The suit then claims that the comptroller provided ways for the findings to be corrected, but the county had failed to take the steps to give the money to the city schools.