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Post  Tuesday and Friday on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:40 pm

Here's an article in today's UL which talks about redistricting for Manchester. Tonight's meeting will lay the foundation for one of the most important things to confront Manchester for their schools and sports in years.



http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130128/NEWS06/130129160

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Post  Tuesday and Friday on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:54 pm

Dr. Tom Brennan, Superintendant of the MSD, just proposed that the 1300 students at West be redistricted to Memorial and Central starting in the 2014 - 2015 school year.

Memorial's enrollment is currently 2040 and would jump to roughly 2700.

Central's enrollment is currently 2324 and would jump to roughly 3000.


Here are the enrollment figures for D1 Public schools as of Oct of 2012:

Pinky 3168
Central 2324
South 2053
Memorial 2040
North 1928
Concord 1860
Lond 1707
Exeter 1703
Keene 1582
Salem 1543
Spaulding 1506
Merrimack 1450
Dover 1437
Timby 1424
Alvirne 1400
Bedford 1351
West 1304
Winny 1235


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Post  Tuesday and Friday on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:05 am

Article from today's UL on the redistricting meeting and the possible closure of West High School:


http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130129/NEWS06/130129024

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Post  JAF on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:51 am

So West becomes the landing point for districts that want to tuition into Manchester?? Such as Hooksett? Or it becomes some sort of charter school? The really interesting part of this could be how the teacher's union reacts. Classes at Central and Memorial are about to get larger.

Gee how do all those Bedford parents feel now - all their tax dollars into their beautiful new school - if only they had waited for Manchester to close West so they could take it over (hahahaha). Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Tuesday and Friday on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:58 am

Class sizes will not be larger if this happens. Because they laid off a hefty amount of teachers last year they consolidated class rooms and students. There are empty class rooms pocketed amongst the high schools. This is why there's 30 + in a lot of HS class rooms in Manchester. Laid off teachers + combining of class rooms = 30 + in a decent percentage of classes.

If West consolidates with Memorial and Central, I presume the West teachers will move over too. The empty class rooms will be filled again and maybe, they'll get under 30 for a lot of class rooms that they're over 30 now.

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Post  JAF on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:22 pm

Tuesday and Friday wrote:
If West consolidates with Memorial and Central, I presume the West teachers will move over too. The empty class rooms will be filled again and maybe, they'll get under 30 for a lot of class rooms that they're over 30 now.

It seems recently with Manchester at least when it comes to saving money in the school budget it's best not to assume anything. I don't know how many teachers work at West, but would they just be assigned a position or do they have to apply for a position? What if there's less positions than applicants? Do teachers coming from West with more seniority displace teachers at Central/Memorial with less seniority. Seems to me that's one of those union things you read about where teachers with less service time get the pink slip in the Spring over teachers with seniority. This is just an interesting can-o-worms. Nothing to do with pro/con union by the way - it's "people" and jobs. Then you have administrators, administrative assistants, custodians, etc. who don't just disappear...

Leaving a building and it's facilities empty/unused is never a good idea, so the school district will be paying to maintain that building until someone takes it over. Gonna miss that dimly lit West gym and it's convex wall Very Happy... Ok, not really.


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Re: Important Ramifications for Queen City Sports

Post  goldenbear on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:05 pm

Bigger schools is not the answer, Manchester is already one of the worse system now it is just going to be worse.

Just divide the 3 schools equally make them all 1500-1700

can Central even hold 3000 students?

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Post  Tulliver on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:11 pm

Central and Memorial would be at 90 - 95% capacity which is not a good idea.

I will disagree that Manchester is one of the worst districts, however, as I believe they accomplish some great things under very difficult times.




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Re: Important Ramifications for Queen City Sports

Post  The Edge on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:15 pm

Londonderry hosted 60 kids from Hooksett recently for a tour of the school with an eye towards possible ttendance next year.
Student Breakdown:
30 Tuba players
20 Flutist
5 Trumpeteers
4 French Horn players
1 Basson player

0 Athletes


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Post  goldenbear on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:47 pm

60 kids going to a school because the band is better, that is one of the huge problem with todays kids and parents, instead of trying to make their own Band better with hard work they jump ship to another band that is elite and one of the best in New England.

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