Jonathan Pelto, www.jonathanpelto.com continues his series of articles asserting conflicts of interest involving Board of Education President Ken Moales. From Pelto: The last agenda item at this week’s Bridgeport Board of Education meeting was entitled “School Readiness Grant Program, Priority School Districts, July 2013 – June 2014.” According to the agenda and board packet, the [...]
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May 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events
May 8th, 2013 · 22 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
Janet Gomes, wife of 2011 mayoral candidate John Gomes, won the Parent Advisory Election on Wednesday. Update from CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck: Janet Gomes, a Thomas Hooker parent, won a three-way race for president of the District Parent Advisory Council Wednesday in a controversial re-do election in which the votes of parents whose [...]
April 4th, 2013 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
When you’re outgunned nearly 10 to 1 by the city’s Democratic registration, it’s hard to bore through the party layers. But this is an election year for the all-Democratic City Council as well as five seats on the Board of Education where city Republicans could regain footing through minority-party representation controlled by members of Connecticut’s [...]
April 1st, 2013 · 20 Comments · Education, News and Events
Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez has filed a complaint in state court seeking to invalidate last month’s 5-4 vote by the Board of Education granting a three-year contract to Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, claiming Vallas lacks the certified credentials to serve as school chief. She’s represented by Norm Pattis, the lawyer who persuaded [...]
March 26th, 2013 · 54 Comments · Education
When Board of Education member Tom Mulligan served on the City Council he once referred to the meetings as the Monday Night Fights. Well the Monday Night Fights have now switched over to the Board of Education. So much for peace and love and diplomacy this holy week. New school board president Ken Moales Jr., a [...]
March 5th, 2013 · 35 Comments · Education
The day after the Bridgeport Board of Education approved by a 5-4 vote a three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas, members and supporters of the Connecticut Working Families Party are lashing out, including Maria Pereira, one of three WFP school board members who voted against Vallas.
March 4th, 2013 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events
The Bridgeport Board of Education Monday night approved a new three-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas in a vote that continued a 5-4 split among the Democratic majority and the vocal opposition from members of the Connecticut Working Families Party. The thee-year deal came as a surprise as Vallas had postured publicly for [...]
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