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Bridgeport BOE dismisses a teacher

September 21, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — The city school board, at a special meeting on Thursday, took the unusual step of voting to fire a teacher for “due and sufficient cause.”

The unanimous vote to dismiss Darcie Zdru came after a short executive session between five members of the school board, School Superintendent Aresta Johnson, Chief Talent Officer Frank Chester and legal counsel.

During the public vote, the board said it was accepting the recommendation of Hearing Officer M. Jackson Webber to terminate Zdru’s comment.

Zdru, 45, was not present and had no comment when contacted after the meeting. She had worked in the district since 1997 as a literacy coach. As such she was assigned to multiple schools.

Bridgeport Education Association President Gary Peluchette, who was also not present for the meeting, said later he could not comment on the matter.

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