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7/30/2015 - TOMORROW: Mayor Finch Celebrates Groundbreaking for Upgrades at Central High School

“The success of our kids is a priority here in the Park City. We know that our school construction effort, the largest in Bridgeport’s history, will provide our children with the environment they need to learn. The upgrades at Central are just another example of the smart investments we’re making in our families and our future generations.”– Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

  • WHO: Mayor Finch, school officials, Board of Education members, City Council members.
  • WHAT: Groundbreaking at Central High School.
  • WHERE: 1 Lincoln Boulevard, Bridgeport, Conn.
  • WHEN: Friday, July 31, at 11:00 a.m.

Bridgeport, Conn. (July 30, 2015) – Tomorrow, Mayor Finch will join school officials, Board of Education members, and City Council members at a groundbreaking ceremony for construction taking place at Central High School.

Nearly 2,000 students – grades 9-12 – attend Central High School. The renovations, expected to be completed by the end of 2017, will include upgrades and additions to the existing 284,000-square-foot building.

All new electrical, mechanical, technology and security systems will be installed, along with a new auxiliary gymnasium and media center.

“The success of our kids is a priority here in the Park City,” said Mayor Finch. “We know that our school construction effort, the largest in Bridgeport’s history will provide all our children with the environment they need to learn. The upgrades at Central are just another example of the smart investments we’re making in our families and our future generations.”

  • Click here for more information on Bridgeport’s School Construction initiatives: http://bit.ly/1KoTtWe.

Improvements at Central High – which is a $73 million investment – are part of an overall $725 million investment in Bridgeport’s school construction program, which will create over 3,000 jobs.

Once the school construction program is complete, more than half of the city’s students will attend new or renovated schools.