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3/21/2015 - TODAY: Black Rock School Ribbon Cutting (12:30PM)

“Whether it's pre-k – or high school – we need to ensure Bridgeport kids are learning in the right environment. On my watch, we've launched the largest school construction effort in our city's history. We're renovating existing – and creating new – schools. Once complete, our school construction program will have created more than 3,000 jobs in Bridgeport. And, more than half of our public school kids will attend a new or newly renovated school, ensuring more and more kids are learning in the right environment.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

  • WHO: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, state and city officials, community leaders, parents, and students.
  • WHAT: Ribbon cutting on the Black Rock School Renovation
  • WHERE: 545 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
  • WHEN: 12:30 PM, March 21, 2015

Bridgeport, Conn. (March 21, 2015) – Today, Mayor Bill Finch will join state and city officials, community leaders, and parents for a ribbon cutting at Bridgeport’s Black Rock Elementary School for a ribbon cutting at the newly renovated facility.

The Black Rock School renovation started in January 2014. The school has been renovated to include a dedicated bus drop-off, new pre-k and 1st grade classrooms, and administrative offices. The renovation also includes a new multipurpose room and outdoor play area. Overall, the Black Rock School renovation is part of a more than $700 million investment in school construction launched by Mayor Bill Finch since being elected into office in 2007.

“Whether it's pre-k – or high school – we need to ensure Bridgeport kids are learning in the right environment. On my watch, we've launched the largest school construction effort in our city's history. We're renovating existing – and creating new – schools. Once complete, our school construction program will have created more than 3,000 jobs in Bridgeport. And, more than half of our public school kids will attend a new or newly renovated school, ensuring more and more kids are learning in the right environment,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.

For more information on Mayor Finch’s school construction program, click here: http://bridgeportschoolconstruction.com/.