In the first of a series of forums, Mayor Bill Finch will kick off his education listening tour on Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Avenue offering the public an opportunity to share input on the state of all Bridgeport schools.
“We want to hear feedback from Bridgeport residents about the education opportunities that exist in our city,” says the mayor in a statement. ”We are ready to build on our successes and take whatever steps are necessary to accelerate improvement, raise graduation rates and help all students move to advanced levels of achievement in Bridgeport.”
The mayor’s office says comments will be limited to three minutes per person, and per organization or group. Those wishing to speak at the forum should contact Joshua Thompson, the Director of Education and Youth Policy via email at Joshua.email@example.com or by telephone at 203.576.3975 no later than 4 p.m., Monday, February 4.
Written comments will be accepted and made part of the record. Speakers are encouraged to bring three copies of their written comments to the forum. Copies of written statements should be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, February 4, Joshua Thompson via e-mail: Joshua.Thompson@BridgeportCT.Gov or by mail to: Joshua Thompson, Director of Education and Youth Policy, 999 Broad St., Bridgeport CT 06604.
The information gathered during the forum will be submitted to the Board of Education and the City Council.