Bridgeport aims to finally break ground on new Bassick High

City officials expect to finally break ground on the new Bassick High School in January and have it open for the 2025-26 school year. During a construction committee teleconference Thursday, Larry Schilling, a who is helping manage the work for the city, said there are a few more issues to clear with the DEEP and state Department of Transportation, after which Connecticut’s school construction office can give Bridgeport the go ahead to put Bassick out to bid. Due to various changes and delays — including the Ganim administration’s abrupt and controversial decision in 2020 to purchase land from the University of Bridgeport in the South End for $6 million and erect the new Bassick there — the price tag increased to $129 million, complicating the state’s original financing approval.

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