‘Devastating’ School Closure Proposal Ignites Concerns In Hartford


Antonio Cruz is the father of a 9-year-old at Hartford’s Batchelder Elementary, one of the city neighborhood schools that the superintendent has proposed shutting down this summer.

“I work for you every single day and I’m proud to do it,” Cruz, a school bus driver, told the Hartford school board at a public hearing this week. “But if it is the money …”

He reached into his pocket and plunked a wallet down on the speaker’s table. Check out the full story 

By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radio

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