Bridgeport BOE Kicks Off the New School Year

Does everyone have their Red Bull ready?

Tonight is the Bridgeport Board of Education’s first regular meeting of the new school year. If the agenda is any indication, I have a feeling this is going to be another 1 a.m. night.

Tonight’s regular board meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Aquaculture School, 60 St. Stephen’s Rd. However, the board is kicking off the evening an hour earlier, at 5:30 p.m.,  with a pre-meeting  Special Board meeting, where they are set to discuss “goals” and “objectives.”

Also during this pre-meeting meeting, the board will be going over parent and board evaluations and the selection process for a new permanent superintendent, something they’ve put off since hiring Fran Rabinowitz as interim superintendent.

The board’s regular meeting has an even weightier agenda.

According to Linda Lambeck at the Connecticut Post, the board has to go through 8 pages of school appointments, including: 15 administrative appointments, 62 new teacher appointments, 36 resignations and 13 new retirements.

On that list is the appointment of Byron Williams as the assistant principal of Wilbur Cross School. Which is pretty interesting considering this is the same Byron Williams that ran the Bridgeport Military Academy last year but was fired for failing to supply the state with the necessary paperwork to serve as principal. He was then rehired on the insistence of the board; only to later resign from the position for unknown reasons.

Another familiar face is on the resignation list. According to Lambeck, Carmen Perez Dickson, the Tisdale principal who was caught on tape dragging two students down a hallway, is resigning.

Also on the agenda: Bassick’s turnaround plans, the approval of Shipman & Goodwin Contract, an update on the district audit of Family Urban Schools of Excellence and an update on the Early College Program.


Stay tuned!  More information to follow…



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