Bridgeport school board to interview GOP candidates for open seat | #Education


BRIDGEPORT — Republicans interested in joining the city Board of Education must first face a public grilling from the Democrat-dominated school board if they want a chance to fill the seat vacated by its former chairperson. 

The open seat must go to a registered Republican and Park City resident to satisfy a state statute that requires the appointee be a member of the same political party as their predecessor. 

Weldon’s resignation left Board Secretary Joseph Lombard as the sole remaining GOP member on the nine-member panel. The rest of the board is made up of six Democrats and a member of the progressive Working Families Party. 
Board member Albert Benejan, a Democrat, said the public interviews will test whether an applicant will be transparent if they are selected to serve out the remainder of Weldon’s term, which expires in 2025. 



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