BRIDGEPORT, CONN. -- Four members of the Bridgeport Board of Education who boycotted its Monday meeting are calling for the resignation of a fellow trustee who, just hours before, sued the city and Mayor Joe Ganim, according to a report by News12.
Maria Pereira’s lawsuit says Ganim illegally appointed Annette Segarra Negron to fill a vacancy on the board in July, according to a report by the Connecticut Post.
Negron, a Republican and Bridgeport native who worked for the state Department of Education, filled the post left vacant by the sudden resignation of David Hennessey, the Connecticut Post report said.
Hennessey, who was elected to the board as a Democrat, changed his party affiliation to Republican just before departing, the Connecticut Post story said.
According to the Connecticut Post, the board was told then it had 30 days to replace Hennessey, and the replacement had to be a Republican.
Av Harris, a Ganim spokesman, told News12 the mayor made the appointment after the board missed the deadline.
The trustees plan to stay away from future meetings until Pereira resigns, the News12 story said.
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