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8/18/2014 - TOMORROW: Mayor Finch joins Superintendent Rabinowitz, state legislators, and council members and for Topping Off ceremony at Blackrock School

“My administration is committed to ensuring Bridgeport kids have access to the top-notch facilities they deserve.” – Mayor Bill Finch

  • WHO: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch; Interim Superintendent of Schools Frances Rabinowitz, State Senator Anthony Musto, State Representative Auden Grogins; City Council members Susan Brannelly and Enrique Torres; Bridgeport Board of Education members; and community leaders.
  • WHAT: Topping Off ceremony for the construction of an addition at Black Rock School.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, August 19 at 3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: 545 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Bridgeport, Connecticut (August 18, 2014) – Tomorrow, Mayor Bill Finch, Interim Superintendent of Schools Frances Rabinowtiz, City Council members, State Legislators, community members and tradespeople will gather for a Topping Off ceremony to celebrate the construction of the highest structural element for the new addition to Black Rock School.

“My administration is committed to ensuring Bridgeport kids have access to the top-notch facilities they deserve,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “Improving the quality of our school facilities makes for a better learning environment, helping to ensure our kids get the education necessary to be prepared for college and to compete for 21st century jobs.”

Since Mayor Finch took office, kids in every single neighborhood across the city have benefitted from school facility upgrades that he’s championed. And, once Mayor Finch’s school construction projects are complete – including the renovation at Black Rock School – more than half of Bridgeport’s 20,000 students will be attending new or newly renovated schools.

At Black Rock School, the 18,000 square-foot addition includes 10 new classrooms, a multipurpose room that can serve as a gymnasium and assembly space, elevator access to all floors to make it ADA compliant, two new playground structures and a new entrance area on School Street. The addition was designed by Newman Associates, and the construction was managed by Bismark Construction and Premier Construction Mac LLC. The cost of this addition is $8.8 million, and eighty percent of that is covered by the state.

For more information, please contact Brett Broesder at or (203) 257-1049.