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Bridgeport students forced to move to another school due to teacher vacancies

Bridgeport school officials announced Friday that nearly 70 students will be moved from Wilbur Cross School to the Thomas Hooker School because of teacher vacancies. This will affect seventh and eighth grade students and will begin on Jan. 23.

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2023, 10:14 PM

Updated 523 days ago

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Bridgeport Public Schools officials announced Friday that nearly 70 students will be moved from Wilbur Cross School to the Thomas Hooker School because of teacher vacancies.
This will affect seventh and eighth grade students and will begin on Jan. 23.
Officials say Thomas Hooker School has the capacity and staff to welcome the additional students.
News 12 is told both classes at Wilbur Cross School have been without three certified staff members since the school year and the school has been unable to secure long-term substitute teachers for these vacancies.
Alyshia Perrin, interim superintendent of Bridgeport Public Schools, said in a statement, "The change centers equity for our students and provides them with unique opportunities to connect with peers and staff across the city."
District officials have started to work with building principals, teachers, parent action committees and the community on a transition for students, staff and families.


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