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Manchester Reviews Schools Plan

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MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) _ Manchester is reviewing a massive, $100 million plan to upgrade and reconfigure the town’s school system to renovate buildings and account for racial balance and building design requirements for the handicapped.

The Journal-Inquirer reports  that the plan calls for closing two elementary schools and consolidating.

Voters would have to approve $90 million to $100 million in bonds to finance the project. The state is expected to reimburse about $60 million.

A consultant identified three elementary schools that could be closed.

About 1,000 Manchester students have left town schools in favor of charter schools or private education, costing taxpayers about $2 million a year.
Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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