Bridgeport BOE Set to Meet On Vacancy

So far, Bridgeport Board of Education members have been tight-lipped about who may replace John Bagley, who officially resigned from his post last Wednesday. Their silence ends this evening.

The board is holding a special meeting at Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Avenue, at 5:30 p.m., where they are set to discuss the process and timeline of replacing Bagley. The meeting will take place immediately prior to tonight’s Community forum.

According to the board bylaws and the city’s charter, if a vacancy arises, the remaining members vote on who will filled the position.

It also says their pick must be from the same political party. That presents a bit of an issue, since, according to Linda Lambeck at the Connecticut Post, Bagley is a registered Democrat who ran under a Working Families Party ticket.

It will be interesting to see how board members deal with the party issue. Will it be a Democrat that replaces Bagley or a member of the Working Families Party?

Just a question: Is Maria Pereira a registered Democrat?



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