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Board of Directors to Discuss School Board's Referendum Request

The Board of Education is asking for a $4.9 million expenditure to be placed on the ballot of a November referendum for school repairs.

The Manchester Board of Directors will host a special meeting Tuesday to review a that the Board of Education hopes to be placed on the ballot of a November referendum. 

According to General Manager Scott Shanley, Tuesday's meeting is one of the last possible dates available for the Board of Directors to get answers from the Board of Education about the nature of their expenditure requests and still allow the Board of Directors time to approve the request so it can appear on the ballot for a November referendum. 

The $4.9 million request by the school board includes funds to replace the roofs at Bowers, Waddell and Verplanck elementary schools, electrical repairs at Manchester High School, parking lot repairs at Arthur H. Illing Middle School and a number of other repairs. 

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Any items from the school board that would appear on the ballot of a November referendum would be in addition to an already approved request for . 

Tuesday's meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main St. 

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