Bridgeport parents vote for school district's Parent Advisory Committee

Bridgeport parents headed to the polls today to vote for the school district's Parent Advisory Committee. This is second time ballots are being cast to

Bridgeport parents headed to the polls today to vote for the school district's Parent Advisory Committee.

Bridgeport parents headed to the polls today to vote for the school district's Parent Advisory Committee. (5/8/13)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport parents headed to the polls Wednesday to elect members to the school district's Parent Advisory Committee.

This is second time ballots are being cast to fill open positions.

A controversy over accusations of ballot fraud and committee in-fighting led to ballots cast during the March election to be thrown out.

Ten seats are up for grabs in the organization that primarily oversees the allocation of around $180,000 in federal money to be divvied up among district schools. That money is used to fund initiatives like literacy programs for low-income students.

District officials say they hope the organization can move past its divisive issues and focus on the students. 

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