The Board of Education says it’s time for the city’s rent-free Lighthouse Program, popular with some parents, to pay $500,000 in rent.
From CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck:
The Board of Education is putting the city on notice: pay it $500,000 or find somewhere else to run an after-school and summer program for some 2,600 children.
The board voted 6-3 on Monday to send a letter to program director Tammy Papa, saying the fee is due by May 15. If not received, the program would have to relocated as of July 1, according to school officials. That is when the five-week summer program begins.
Board members Sauda Baraka, Howard Gardner, Maria Pereira, Ben Walker, Annette Segarra-Negron and Rafael Fonseca voted in favor of the ultimatum. Board Chairman Joe Larcheveque, Dennis Bradley and John Weldon voted no.
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