Parents score victory in fight for 2 schools

A Bridgeport School District spokesperson announced that a Board of Education committee voted last night to keep two schools open that were slated to be

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport School District spokesperson announced that a Board of Education committee voted last night to keep two schools open that were slated to be closed.

Prior to the vote, hundreds of parents took part in a series of meetings with Bridgeport School Superintendent John Ramos and his staff, asking the city to spare Dunbar and Roosevelt elementary schools.

City officials say they need to cut $19 million from their budget. They are now planning to eliminate 60 aides and teachers, and turn some assistant principals into supervisors to save money.

The full board is expected to vote on the fate of the two schools Monday.

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