The Manchester school board has extended the contract of superintendent Bolgen Vargas.
Vargas took over the leadership of the state’s largest school district just over a year ago, at a time when Manchester schools were facing a budget shortfall and a long term decline in enrollment.
But School Board member Leslie Want says so far he’s handled the challenges well.
“He has a tremendous sense of urgency that we’ve not had in the district for a long time. He’s just not satisfied with the status quo or with putting out the daily fires.”
The board voted 9-4 to extend Vargas’ contract through June of 2019.