Another One Bites the Dust: Kelleher Resigns from Bridgeport Board of Education

A mere three months before school board elections, Bridgeport’s Board of Education is losing yet another member – though this time around the reason isn’t shrouded in secret. 

According to the Connecticut Post, Jacqueline Kelleher has decided to leave her post early to take a new position in New Hampshire.

Kelleher, who had already decided not to seek re-election this November, sent out a letter to BOE members on July 31st, 2015 announcing that her resignation would be effective immediately.

“I will begin the 2015-16 school year contributing to a new and growing special education program in New Hampshire. It is bittersweet to leave Bridgeport and the work underway with this (school board),” Kelleher told the Post.

“It has been an honor to serve and I remain hopeful that Bridgeport is on the right path toward academic success given all the work that has been done under my tenure, I appreciate the good works that are in place and hold nothing but optimism for what is to come.”

What this means for the BOE is still up in the air.

Board Chair David Hennessey told Connecticut Post’s Linda Lambeck that the board has yet to discuss what to do about the new vacancy.



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