Manchester Aldermen Override Gatsas Veto To Pass Teachers Contract

Sep 2, 2015

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Teachers in Manchester are starting the school year Wednesday with a new contract.

Aldermen voted 10-3 Tuesday night to pass the three-year deal, overriding a veto by Mayor Ted Gatsas.

Ward 6 alderman Garth Corriveau said passing the deal is an important step forward for the city's school system.

"This would have been the third school year our teachers operated without a contract," he said. "The fairness of this contract - both sides - really I think reflected well on trying to reach a compromise."

Aldermen approved the deal last month, but Gatsas  rejected it, saying it would lead to deficits of more than $700,000 in each of the next two fiscal years.