Bridgeport parents speak out against school district's plan to close 6 schools

Parents complained that the process surrounding the plan has not been open and transparent.

Frank Recchia and Nicole Alarcon Soares

Mar 7, 2024, 1:07 AM

Updated 39 days ago

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Parents in Bridgeport spoke out against the superintendent's plan to close six schools in the upcoming months.
Over 60 parents gathered in a packed downtown Bridgeport Public Library room to oppose the proposed closure of six schools.
Some parents complained that the process surrounding the plan has not been open and transparent.
Bridgeport School Superintendent Carmela Levy-David told News 12 that Wilbur Cross and Dunbar schools, which were targeted for closure, will be repurposed to serve parents and kids with special needs.
She also said one of the schools included in the closure plan, Hall School, is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Levy-David said the school's condition poses "serious" and immediate safety threats.
"We are now in 2024. There is no rational reason to have students in this environment every single day," said Levy-David.
"Closing these schools is completely wrong and hasty because our children are used to these schools, these are safe havens for our children," said Chaila Robinson a Bridgeport parent.


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