Manchester to Reopen Middle School

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By: Seth Kinker, 

This year was the first year in the Manchester school district without the middle school.

Over the summer, the decision was made to close the middle school as the district tried to “right-size” the resources available to them. This resulted in redistributing students to Manchester High School.

Yesterday, the Board of Education announced plans to re-open the building next year. In addition to the re-opening of the middle school, which has yet to be named, the 2018-19 school year will come with a few more changes as well.

Klager Elementary will serve Pre-k through second grade, the middle school will have third through sixth grade along with the Superintendent and Central Office Staff, and Manchester High School will house seventh through twelfth grade.

In a letter released yesterday addressed to parents and community members from the Board of Education and Administration,

“This configuration will give the district more options and opportunities for educational innovation and is better aligned for the developmental needs of our students.

“There is a leadership team in place that will work diligently to make this next transition as smooth as possible. We will seek community input as we proceed through the process. It continues to be our goal to do what is best for Manchester students and to ensure that parents and community members stay informed on ways that we are improving the education that we provide.”

This story will be updated as more information is received.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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