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.