Hello Bridgeport Public School Community!
The Connecticut guidance on ARP ESSER proclaims: “ESSER I created the opportunity to survive, ESSER II created the opportunity to thrive, and ARP ESSER is Connecticut’s opportunity to transform our schools.”
In planning for the safe return to in-person instruction for all students in 2021-22, Bridgeport will optimize this opportunity to think boldly and create transformative programs for students in our public schools.
The Bridgeport ARP ESSER plan describes the initiatives the school district will adopt to accomplish the common goals of:
- education renewal,
- learning acceleration, and
- enrichment for every student.
The ARP ESSER plan describes the initiatives the Bridgeport School District will adopt to accomplish the common goals of education renewal, learning acceleration, and enrichment for every student. Bridgeport will address learning recovery in the academic areas through the implementation of evidence-based interventions and respond to the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all students, particularly those students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children and youth in foster care, and migratory students.
The district is engaged in a process of meaningful consultation with stakeholders, to provide the public with the opportunity to offer input into development of the plan. In creating the plan, the district is committed to taking such input into account. Stakeholders include: students; families/legal guardians; school administrators; teachers, principals, other educators, school staff, and their unions; civil rights organizations; stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities, English learners, children experiencing homelessness, children and youth in foster care, migratory students, children who are incarcerated, and other underserved students. I encourage everyone to go to our website and complete the survey to provide your input in the planning process. Your voice matters!
Michael J. Testani
Superintendent of Schools