Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

March 31, 2022

Sen. Hartley Welcomes $870,000 in State Bonding for Brass City Charter School

Today, state Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) welcomed the approval by Governor Ned Lamont and the State Bond Commission of $870,000 to fund the installation of an elevator adhering to ADA standards at Brass City Charter School, which serves children from Waterbury between pre-K to grade 8.

“Brass City Charter School is an outstanding learning institution committed to helping the children in their care reach their full academic goals, while instilling in a deep value for giving back to the community,” said Sen. Hartley. “I am thankful to Governor Lamont for lending his support to this funding, which will make needed upgrades to the school. Also, I want to recognize state Representatives Ron Napoli and Geraldo Reyes who have been active partners with me in supporting Brass City Charter School.”

“These state funds will help ensure that Brass City Charter School can continue providing so many young people in Waterbury with an excellent level of services and educational opportunities,” said Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission. “I am glad that we can partner with the school to make this happen, and I appreciate Senator Hartley’s ongoing advocacy for this project.”

Brass City Charter School was founded in 2013 by a group of Waterbury educators and residents. The school, educators, and staff are dedicated to educating the whole child – academically, socially, and emotionally – through a challenging, but nurturing education curriculum. Further, the school takes a long-term outlook that a high-quality education is key to future employment success, developing a well-rounded personal character, and breaking cycles of poverty in a community.

More information about Brass City Charter School’s values and programs can be found on their website.