A Contentious Manchester Board of School Committee Meeting

If anyone doubts that fact is stranger than fiction, let’s take a look at last night’s meetings of the Manchester Board of School Committee.

It’s first meeting at five o’clock got off to a contentious start.  At-Large Committee Member Rich Girard challenged the assertion that the board needed to go into non-public session to discuss, quote:

“the dismissal, promotion or compensation of any public employee; or for matters which if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person.”

The matter to be discussed was a grievance filed by the Manchester Education Association.  Girard said the matter didn’t involve any specific employee. |More…

| Girard at Large