July 22, 2019

Bradley Welcomes State Investment to Assist
in Funding Building Project at Bassick High School

HARTFORD, CT – Today during a special legislative session, state Senator Dennis Bradley (D-Bridgeport) announced the state Senate approved a state bonding package which will include funding to assist in the Bassick High School building project as part of the 2019 school building project bonding bill.

Bassick High School will receive $90,769,500 for the brand new high school building. The project is estimated to cost $115,000,000. Sen. Bradley said these funds prioritize the future of Bridgeport’s youth, positioning them for great success.

“I am pleased to announce these state bond funds will assist in the building of a state-of-the-art, renovated Bassick High School,” said Sen. Bradley. “Bassick High School is an important part of the Park City. Furthermore, when we commit to our city’s young people and their education, we are telling them, ‘they matter,” and that message has the ability to set a young person up for long-lasting success.”

This funding will help support the transformation of this nearly century old high school building. The new Bassick High will implement a renewed focus in advanced manufacturing curriculum to provide students with the skills necessary to take advantage of the thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs in the state.

The high school, located on the West Side of the Park City, will join the city’s high schools to see a renovation. Harding High School relocated to a state-of-the-art building just down the street from its old location and Central High School had its school grounds renovated as well.