Mayor Guinta to hold weekly office hours at the Manchester School District starting Friday

MANCHESTER (Sept. 4, 2007) – Mayor Frank Guinta said today that he has arranged with the Manchester School District to have an office at their 286 Commercial St. headquarters. Furthermore, he will be holding office hours one morning each week to address education concerns from parents, students, teachers and District staff..

“As the chairman of the Manchester Board of School Committee, I continue to look for more ways to address the growing educational concerns within the community, as well as creating a stronger relationship between the District and the City,” Mayor Guinta said. “To that end, I have worked with Superintendent Michael Ludwell to establish an office at the School District, where I will work exclusively on education-related issues.”

The first office hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, throughout the morning and early afternoon. In subsequent weeks, there will be a consistent day and time when Mayor Guinta will be at his School District office, which will be announced in the near future.

“With the release of the most recent Adequate Yearly Progress reports, the ongoing implementation of the District In Need of Improvement plan and the upcoming search for a new superintendent, I felt it was important that I do this,” Guinta said. “I will be available to address the concerns of parents, students, teachers and District staff.”

For information about scheduling office hours, please call the Mayor’s Office at (603) 624-6500. An e-mail to reach Mayor Guinta will be announced in the coming days.