Bridgeport considers offering adult education at Trumbull Gardens
BRIDGEPORT — If enough residents sign up, the school system will begin offering free adult education classes at Trumbull Gardens.
The city school board gave its blessing to a memorandum of understanding that will allow the district free access to an underused computer room at the Housing Authority complex.
In turn, the district will supply the instructors and materials.
Schools Superintendent Michael Testani said he was approached almost a year ago with the idea.
“This is no different than satellite locations the district runs throughout the city” to offer diploma completion and English as a Second Language programs, said Testani, who once ran the district’s adult education program.
Testani said James Denton, the current director of adult education, has the staffing for the program. It will run if 15 or more students sign up.
“It would be nice to bring programming into that community,” Testani said. “It would be a win/win.”
Trumbull Gardens is at 455 Trumbull Ave. in the city’s Reservoir/Whiskey Hill area.
It has yet to be determined if classes would start now or in the spring. For more information, contact Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-275-3269.