Month: May 2021

Girard Hammers Craig, School Board over vote to oppose HB544

“There is a distinct difference between being able to teach about ‘historical discrimination’ and teaching about people being inherently racist or sexist based on their own race and sex.  Starting with Mayor Craig, every school board member who voted to oppose HB544 needs to explain exactly why it is proper and just to use taxpayer …

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Richard H. Girard: Manchester needs new leaders not new schools

BACKED BY Mayor Joyce Craig, Manchester school Superintendent Dr. John Goldhardt has “gone big” in an attempt to “restart high school” in the Queen City. To be sure, Manchester’s schools are struggling but Goldhardt and Craig would have us believe that the way to turn things around is to launch a massive building program that …

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Girard Says School Proposal Will Destroy Schools, City

For Immediate Release MANCHESTER, NH  May 22, 2021–I have examined and analyzed the recently released “Recommendations to the Board of School Committee Concerning Facilities and Programming,” which has the backing of the current mayor.  I believe it is a disaster for the schools and the city. “It closes down West High, leaving the West Side without the …

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Girard releases plan to Save Manchester’s Schools

Says Innovation Through Choice will give the district the ability to compete for students MANCHESTER, NH MAY 14, 2021–Manchester mayoral candidate Richard H. Girard, a former at-Large member of the Board of School Committee, released his plan to revive the city’s sagging schools.  In announcing what he called The Manchester Educational Marketplace, Girard released three …

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Girard Issues Statement on Attempt to “Cancel” Shannon McGinley from The Derryfield School Board

MANCHESTER, NH. MAY 10, 2021—Manchester mayoral candidate Rich Girard issued a statement on the recent news that a group of people allegedly interested in diversity is pushing The Derryfield School, a private school in Manchester, to remove board member Shannon McGinley from office.  McGinley, the board’s secretary, is also the executive director of Cornerstone Policy …

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Girard Campaign releases Exploratory Survey Results

MANCHESTER, NH. May 3, 2021—Manchester mayoral candidate Rich Girard released the results of a survey conducted by his campaign from his website, www.girardformayor.com.  The survey, which was part of Girard’s exploratory effort, was advertised on a variety of social media sites, including several dozen Facebook pages and Twitter, Girard’s community television show and announced in …

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