Dozens protest possible Bridgeport school closures

Hundreds of teachers, parents and students in Bridgeport rallied Tuesday night in opposition to talk of school closures and teacher layoffs.

Options are on the table to close four elementary schools because of a $5 million budget deficit. Black Rock, Edison, Hall and Hallen elementary schools are being considered for closure. Three new schools that were to be open may also have to be cut. In addition, more than 100 teachers, administrators and nurses may have to be let go.

Parents from Black Rock Elementary School say they were caught by surprise when they saw a sign warning of possible closure hanging on the school's front door. Parents say they will continue to fight for their children?s schools.

Another rally is scheduled for Wednesday. There will also be a public hearing about the budget Wednesday night.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."