New Bridgeport school superintendent lays out plan for district

The new interim superintendent for the Bridgeport School District says he's ready for a challenge as he prepares to take the reins of a financially troubled, under-performing school district. "I'm used

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2011, 11:53 PM

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New Bridgeport school superintendent lays out plan for district
The new interim superintendent for the Bridgeport School District says he's ready for a challenge as he prepares to take the reins of a financially troubled, under-performing school district.
"I'm used to coming into crisis situations and I prefer to work in districts that have great needs," says Paul Vallas.
Bridgeport schools face a $10 million budget deficit and have the worst graduation rate in the state.
Vallas, who officially becomes the superintendent on Jan. 2, says he has developed a five-year plan to improve finances and academics in the district.
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