Bridgeport's Lighthouse Program on the chopping block

The Board of Education's Finance Committee met to discuss possibly cutting the Lighthouse Program.

The Board of Education's Finance Committee met to discuss possibly cutting the Lighthouse Program. (9/13/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Cuts to Bridgeport's educational budget could impact a popular after-school program.

The Board of Education's Finance Committee met at City Hall Tuesday to discuss possibly cutting the Lighthouse Program, which provides after-school activities, tutoring and sports.

Members of the Finance Committee say they have no choice but to make the cuts to close a budget gap. The schools that could be affected include Barnum, Waltersville and Thomas Hooker.

Board members say they couldn't come to a definite decision Tuesday because neither the interim school superintendent or the chief financial officer showed up for the meeting.

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