From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
The state’s second largest school district will not follow the lead of the first and keep students locked out of city schools this fall.
By a 6-3 vote on Wednesday, the Bridgeport school board voted to stick with the 45-page reopening plan that will send willing K-8 students to school in-person full time and put high school students on a hybrid schedule that will rotate them between in-class and remote learning.
The first day of school is Sept. 8.
School board member Chris Taylor had called the special meeting in hopes of persuading the nine-member panel to hold off a return to in-class learning for at least a month. Doing so would have required the district to appeal to the state, similar to what the New Haven school system did. Taylor said he didn’t want the district’s 20,000 students to be guinea pigs.
Full story here.