From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
The City Council on Monday blocked the proposed move of the Classical Studies Academy magnet school to the Catholic Center on Jewett Avenue in the North End.
“No comment tonight,” said Public Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson following the 14-6 vote rejecting the purchase of the Catholic Center property from the Diocese of Bridgeport and a feasibility study/design work. The latter is needed to apply for state funds for the estimated $50 million project.
Aresta and the crowd of around 60 Classical Studies students and their parents were gone by the time the council got around to stripping $7 million to buy the Catholic Center from the city budget. That was done in an 11-8 vote, despite objections from some like Councilman Scott Burns.
Full story here.