NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Back to school week continues around Connecticut and today children in many cities and towns, including two of Connecticut’s largest cities, will return to the classroom.
Students in both New Haven and Bridgeport will be heading back to the classroom today after their summer vacation. The superintendent in New Haven will be making the rounds at several city schools this morning, including Hillhouse High School, Lincoln Bassett, and Wilbur Cross High — to welcome students and parents.
“Here at Hillhouse we’ve got two new academys that have both a college and career focus,” New Haven Superintendent Garth Harries said in an interview on Good Morning Connecticut. “They’re designed to engage our kids in interesting projects and also to give them a more personalized environment within this larger building.”
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It’s the same story over in Bridgeport, where 23,000 public school students will be heading back to the classroom. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is reminding parents to remind their kids to be extra cautious as security will be a focus for many schools. Police officers will be visible at many city schools during arrival and dismissal.
Good luck to all @CityofBptCT students going back to school today. Be safe and study hard. Successful year to teachers and principals!
— Bill Finch (@MayorBillFinch) August 28, 2014
In an effort to crack down on bullying, the city has invested in security camera upgrades to keep everyone safe.
School administrators are also asking those who drop off their kids at school to be mindful of buses and students.