Two petitioning candidates, Ben Walker and Dennis Bradley, won a spot on the ballot for a Bridgeport Board of Education seat Wednesday night – though the final spot is yet to be determined. According to the Connecticut Post, Faith Harrison-Villegas and former BOE member Maria Pereira are tied for third place with 5,609 votes each… Continue reading Two Petitioning Candidates Make It To BOE Ballot; Third Place Tied
While this year’s school board race has largely been eclipsed by the city’s high-profile mayoral primary, the results could have a huge impact on the future of the Park City. Think about it this way: the BOE candidates that win today’s primary could go on to control city schools, and ultimately the education of the… Continue reading Fate of Bridgeport Schools Could Be Decided Wednesday Night
Whose job is it to run the day-to-day operations of a school district? You’d think this would be a no-brainer for the Bridgeport Board of Education – but incredibility, this question has caused mounting internal strife amongst members. What started as a conflict between Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz and the Bassick High School’s School Governance Council… Continue reading SIX BOE Members Respond to Gardner’s Temper Tantrum Over Bassick Principal Pick
The Bridgeport Board of Education voted 6-3 to reject Sauda Baraka and the tactics employed by the Working Families Party last night, choosing instead to elect retired teacher Dave Hennessey as their new board chair. One would assume that the board rejected Baraka as chair because over the last year the focus has been on… Continue reading Working Families Party Coalition No Longer in Control of Bridgeport’s BOE
It appears there is a major power shift coming to the Bridgeport Board of Education when the board votes on its next chair at tonight’s organizational meeting. Last year, the board was taken over by a coalition led and funded by the Working Families Party after union-aligned candidates beat out the endorsed Democratic slate in… Continue reading Bridgeport BOE: Is This the End of Baraka’s Reign?
The hypocrisy displayed by former board member Maria Pereira last night would have been shocking if all of Bridgeport hadn’t already come to expect it. Prior to last night’s meeting, Pereira and her best bud, Parent Advisory Council President Tammy Boyle, led a press conference attacking new board member Kadisha Coates. If that wasn’t enough,… Continue reading Hypocrisy at its Finest: Pereira Personally Attacks New Board Member At Meeting
What Maria Pereira and her buddies have been saying about Kadisha Coates is not only ridiculous, but also completely false. For the past two weeks Pereira has been repeatedly slandering the board’s new appointee. She’s made countless comments disparaging her name, wrote a 600-word letter to the editor, and now she’s even teaming up with… Continue reading PAC President and Pereira Make False Claims about New Board Member
The verdict is in! After weeks of speculation and about two hours of interviewing potential replacements, the Bridgeport Board of Education selected parent Kadisha Coates to fill the vacancy left after John Bagley’s sudden resignation from the board a month ago. Coates won the seat in the first round of voting, with board members Rev.… Continue reading Bridgeport Parent Kadisha Coates Selected by BOE to Replace Bagley