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7/29/2015 - TODAY: Mayor Finch Unveils New Pedestrian Safety Signage at Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School

“This is just another way that we are investing in our schools here in Bridgeport. Not only will this bring pride to Discovery School it will keep our kids safer from vehicle traffic.”– Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch 

  • WHO: Mayor Finch, Board of Education members, City Council members, community leaders.
  • WHAT: Unveiling of the new signs at Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School.
  • WHERE: 4510 Park Ave., Bridgeport, Conn.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Bridgeport, Conn. (July 29, 2015) – Mayor Finch will join Board of Education members, City Council members, and community leaders today for an unveiling of the new signs at Interdistrict Discovery Magnet School.

The signs will help visitors of both Discovery School and the Discovery Museum better distinguish the two buildings and prevent future mix-ups. The signage also solves a traffic safety issue preventing cars from mistakenly entering through the school’s exit.

“This is just another way that we are investing in our schools here in Bridgeport,” said Mayor Finch. “Not only will this bring pride to Discovery School, it will keep our kids safer from vehicle traffic.”

The new large sign is 20 feet by 6 feet in size and is located at the entrance drive to Discovery Magnet School. The sign was designed by the same architect, Svigals & Partners, that did the work for Discovery School. The sign’s design resembles layers of Earth reflecting the math and science focus of the school.

Discovery School is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) school that serves approximately 500 children in grades pre-K through 8.  The new school was finished during the 2011-12 school year. Enrollment is open to students ages 3 to 13 from Bridgeport and the surrounding communities with a targeted mix of 70% urban and 30% suburban students. The school is also LEED Gold certified meaning it is a facility built and operated in a way that supports the health and well-being of occupants, its neighbors and saves energy, resources and money.