Candidates say Bassick election called off
Updated 8:08 pm, Thursday, November 30, 2017
BRIDGEPORT — A controversial parent election scheduled for Friday at Bassick High School has been called off, according to two of the candidates running for president.
Albert Benejan, the current president of the Bassick Parent Teacher Student Organization said school officials notified him Thursday afternoon that the election will be put off until the spring.
Bassick Principal Byron Williams had arranged for the December 1 election, saying Benejan’s two-year term was up. The election was to be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the school.
Benejan insist his term ran until March 2018 and that a committee of students, staff and parents at Bassick — not the principal should control the election.
Thursday evening, Ondrea Moore, another candidate for president, said she too got word the election had been canceled. As of 7:30 p.m., however, the election was still listed on the school website. In all, there were four candidates vying to lead the group..
Benejan credits Schools Superintendent Aresta Johnson, who met with him on Thursday,with facilitating the change.
Neither Johnson or Williams could be reached for comment.