About us

  • The future of Manchester depends on the planning we do today – for our city and for our schools.
  • Manchester Proud is about planning for that future.
  • We are Manchester families, students, educators, business owners, and community leaders.
  • Join us to create a plan for our schools that ensures all students are prepared for success.

The Plan

Read our community’s vision and ideas for the future of our schools.

Manchester Proud, a city-wide movement working in close partnership with school district leadership and the Board of School Committee, has collaboratively developed this bold and comprehensive plan for the Manchester School District. 

Over the past two years, this collaboration has prioritized listening and learning, with over 5,000 members of our community coming forward to share their opinions and hopes for the future of our students and schools. 

These voices heard from throughout our city have provided the foundation of this draft plan. A final version of the plan will be presented to the Board of School Committee on Feb. 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Memorial High School.  Please join us there: rsvp.manchesterproud.org.

Board of School Committee accepts plan “with gratitude”

Following more than an hour of overwhelming public support for our students, schools, educators, and city, the Board of School Committee voted 12 to 1 on Feb. 20, to “accept with gratitude” the comprehensive plan our community created to ensure all of our students receive an equitable and excellent education and are prepared for future success.

Nearly 470 people attended the special board meeting.

Watch the audience erupt in cheer following the vote.

For a full account of the meeting and what’s next, read our blog post.

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Manchester Proud is creating a plan to remodel our schools to make sure they have the supports to ready our students, and therefore our city, for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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