Students

Bridgeport BOE Votes To Explore Legal Action Against Both City and State

On Monday, the Bridgeport Board of Education voted 7-2 in favor of exploring legal options against the state Board of Education over two new charter schools approved for Bridgeport. At the very same meeting, the board also voted to explore their legal options against the city of Bridgeport over what they consider to be underfunding… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE Votes To Explore Legal Action Against Both City and State

Reform · Students

Student Safety or Union Grievances: Bridgeport Board of Ed to Discuss Security Merger Tonight

Last year, the Bridgeport Police Department took over responsibility for school security guards and police, which saved the district over $1 million dollars. Since then, there has been a dramatic decrease in school arrests and other incidents. In addition, the merger also brought over $3.8 million in grants, provided additional training to school security guards,… Continue reading Student Safety or Union Grievances: Bridgeport Board of Ed to Discuss Security Merger Tonight

Bridgeport · Students

Is It Ok for the BEA Contract to Use the Term “Mentally Retarded Children?”

Mayor Bill Finch told reporters earlier this year that Superintendent Paul Vallas has “never seen a contract as bad as this.” Believe it or not, Vallas may be on to something… I’m not quite sure what part of the contract he was referring to; however, after reviewing the contract myself, I noticed a few lines… Continue reading Is It Ok for the BEA Contract to Use the Term “Mentally Retarded Children?”