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Timeline of John Bagley’s History with Harding High School

The site plan for a new Harding High School was narrowly approved by a 5-4 vote last Monday. While the plan was approved, the fight is not over. There’ll be plenty of chances down the line for detractors on the board to quash the construction project. One of the biggest detractors of the Harding High… Continue reading Timeline of John Bagley’s History with Harding High School

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Bridgeport Student Speaks Out About Conditions at Harding High School

  “A new Harding needs to be built as soon as possible.” This is the message Harding High School student Jequan Norris wanted city officials to hear when he met with them for a roundtable discussion prior to Monday evening’s rally. Norris had previously reached out to the mayor’s office, showing them pictures and video… Continue reading Bridgeport Student Speaks Out About Conditions at Harding High School

Bridgeport · Students

Harding Community Demands Bridgeport BOE Vote ‘Yes’ On Construction Project

  Community leaders, union members, parents and students held a rally in front of the Aquaculture school before Monday’s night’s special board meeting, demanding the school board make a decision on the Harding High School construction project. The project, which is set to begin this summer, is currently stuck in the school board’s Facilities Committee… Continue reading Harding Community Demands Bridgeport BOE Vote ‘Yes’ On Construction Project

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Board Of Education Chairman Baraka Blocks Public Forum, Then Calls City Out for “Lack of Transparency”

  At last week’s Facilities Meeting, the Working Families Party insisted the Finch Administration kept the new Harding High School Construction project under wraps. To refresh your memory, this was the meeting where Jon Bagley handed the reins of the committee to retired-lawyer and not-school-board-member Carmen Lopez. The Working Families Party and their allies used… Continue reading Board Of Education Chairman Baraka Blocks Public Forum, Then Calls City Out for “Lack of Transparency”

Bridgeport · Students

Bridgeport School Board Meeting Ends on Time

For Bridgeport’s Board of Education, ending a school board meeting on time is a historic event. Generally meetings run at least an hour over the time allotted; however, Monday’s board meeting was shorter and quieter than usual— most likely due to the absence of three of the board’s more outspoken members. Board Chair Reverend Kenneth… Continue reading Bridgeport School Board Meeting Ends on Time