Bpt. Council Education Committee meeting to decide why it exists

No joke.

Check out the agenda for the Bridgeport City Council’s Education and Social Services Committee meeting Oct. 9:



Approval of Committee Minutes of June 13, 2012.

Approval of Committee Minutes of March 13, 2013

General Discussion to Discuss the purpose for which the Committee exist and attempt to create goals for the coming year.


As we reported a few weeks back, the group has cancelled numerous meetings despite the fact some consider Bridgeport at the center of the national education reform debate.

Members are having a bit of an identity crisis. Some argue that the independently-elected Bridgeport Board of Education does all the heavy lifting, leaving them with little to do. Others say since the council funds the school board, the Education Committee should take more interest in how it’s spent.





Brian Lockhart