Vallas Says He'd Help With Transition to Successor
Vallas said Friday he's "extremely honored" by "an unexpected and extraordinary opportunity" in his home state, and accepted knowing he would have to leave the job he's held for almost two years. He said he'll work with Bridgeport's newly elected school board as it searches for its own pick for superintendent and "focus on what is best for the district going forward."
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said "substantial improvements" have been made to the schools during Vallas' tenure and wished him luck in "a very wonderful opportunity."
Vallas has been appealing a Connecticut court ruling that he was given an improper waiver in his state superintendent's certification.
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Police Beat for Saturday, June 25th, 2016