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Entries Tagged as 'David Hennessey'

School Board Boycott Ends (For Now) ‘One Day At A Time’

October 5th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Toot the trumpets. Sound the sirens. Bang the bells. The Board of Education conducted a meeting with a quorum Tuesday, albeit a special meeting, to approve a class trip to Brazil for seniors at the Fairchild Wheeler Magnet School, weeks after four school board members vowed a boycott until irrepressible board member Maria Pereira resigns. […]

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Quorum? Special Meetings Of School Board Scheduled

October 3rd, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Special meetings of the Board of Education are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to consider a high school field trip and pending litigation matter respectively three weeks after four school board members announced a boycott of meetings demanding the resignation of Maria Pereira who isn’t going anywhere and urged the four to resume their duties. […]

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Pereira Files Lawsuit Challenging Ganim’s School Board Appointment

September 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Hearing continued until Segarra-Negron can be made a party to the action. UPDATE: Court complaint here. Board of Education member Maria Pereira on Monday (September 12) filed a lawsuit against Mayor Joe Ganim asserting his recent school board appointment of Republican Annette Segarra-Negron to fill out the term of Dave Hennessey violates Connecticut law and the Bridgeport […]

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Chaos On School Board, Chairman Dennis Bradley And Others Refuse To Attend Meetings Until Pereira Resigns–Pereira: No Way

September 12th, 2016 · 148 Comments · Education, News and Events

News 12 footage here. Asserting “we as a group have agreed that we will no longer regularly attend Board of Education meetings until such time as Ms. Pereira resigns her position,” several Board of Education members including Chairman Dennis Bradley announced on Monday they will boycott regular school board meetings until Maria Pereira leaves, charging dysfunction […]

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Another Board Of Education Showdown Looms Monday

September 11th, 2016 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: meeting cancelled. The Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday night and presumably take up the “Board member vacancy election,” according to the agenda, to fill the term of State Rep. Andre Baker who was elected as a Democrat in 2013. The leading Democratic candidates to fill the spot appear to be former State […]

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It’s The ‘Bully’ Versus The ‘Buffoon’–Monday Night Fight At School Board Meeting

August 24th, 2016 · 155 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

It was quite a Monday night, the first full meeting of the new school year, for the Board of Education, with chair Dennis Bradley and member Maria Pereira engaged in a shouting match as Associate City Attorney Mark Anastasi yelled from a lectern in Geraldine Johnson School. One issue that had the fur flying was […]

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Court Challenge To Segarra School Board Appointment Looms

August 22nd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Education, News and Events

The Board of Education will conduct a regular meeting tonight (Monday) at 6:30 at Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue, and one item on the agenda is “Discussion and possible action on removal of mayoral BOE appointee,” a reference to Mayor Joe Ganim’s appointment of Annette Segarra to fill the vacancy of Dave Hennessey.

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Baker Resigns School Board Seat

August 16th, 2016 · 77 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Elected with a trifecta of insurgents that knocked off three Democratic endorsed candidates in a 2013 primary, State Rep. Andre Baker on Monday resigned from the Board of Education citing demands of parenting, his legislative seat and funeral director profession.

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