Candidate stays in superintendent race after Twitter harassment

A finalist for the new superintendent position who said she dropped out of the race due to comments made on social media has announced she would still like to be considered for the position.



Joe Larcheveque, the board chairman for the Bridgeport Board of Education, said Agnella Katrise Perera was harassed on Twitter by some Bridgeport residents over the weekend. Her withdrawal delayed the search in the city.



Aresta Johnson, who is the interim superintendent after Fran Rabinowitz left the position in December, is the other finalist.



The board wrestled with the possibility of starting the search all over again but will not have to go that route. The board will hold a public forum next Tuesday at the Geraldine Johnson Elementary School. Residents will be able to hear the two finalists speak and participate in a question and answer session.


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