Lights On For Lighthouse Program

Lighthouse school board
Wednesday’s school board special meeting. CT Post photo Christian Abraham.

Facing a Friday deadline, the school board reversed itself Wednesday with Annette Segarra-Negron casting the deciding 5-4 vote, rescuing the city’s Lighthouse after-school and summer program from the demand of a $500,000 rental fee for use of Board of Education buildings.

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:

The school doors won’t be locked when 2,600 children show up for the city’s summer Lighthouse program on July 5.

A directive to that effect was sent out by Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson minutes after the city school board voted 5-to-4 Wednesday to strike a deal with the city to drop the demand for $500,000 a year in rent.

In exchange, the city has agreed to foot the $897,000 bill for crossing guards–something the school board had made it clear it was not going to fund in the 2017-18 school budget anyway.

Full story here.



  1. Would you let school-age children attend summer camp at their local school for 24 years without charging them a penny for rent, utilities and food? Sure you would. They’re some of God’s finest creations and they’re all under the guidance of Bridgeport’s BOE. It’s not a good day until the children win.

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