From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post:
Count a majority of the city school board in. They want a brand new Bassick High School too.
After a rare Friday evening public hearing, the school board voted 7-2, to approve a lengthy resolution that essentially tells the city school construction committee and State’s Office of School Construction it prefers and endorses a new Bassick.
It also asks, if possible that the Beau Arts design elements from the original Bassick facade be incorporated into the new structure, as long as the classroom design, finishes, furniture, fixtures, equipment and technology are modern
Board Chairman John Weldon, along with member Hernan Illingworth, Jessica Martinez, Joe Sokolovic, Sybil Allen, Dennis Bradley and Chris Taylor voted in favor of the motion. Maria Pereira and Ben Walker voted no.
… Weldon said motion wasn’t “either or,” because ultimately the decision is not made by the board. He said everyone’s opinions would be sent to the state.
“If they overrule us, they overrule us,” Weldon said.
Full story here.