Month: August 2015

Bridgeport Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Robbery Suspect

#Bridgeport, Conn. (August 31, 2015) –Today, the Bridgeport Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifyi8-31 burglarng a robbery suspect.  On June 22, 2015 at around 1:30 a.m., a Bridgeport police officer responded to a reported burglary near the corner of Arctic St. and Pembroke St.

The victim reported that he had been away from his apartment since 1:30 p.m. on June 21, 2015. When the victim returned home to his apartment at 1:30 a.m. on June 22, he found the lock on the front door was tampered with and the door mat was moved.  When the victim entered the apartment he found that his bed had been moved and his clothing was piled up on the floor. The victim reported that four pairs of sunglasses, four men’s watches, and $2,500 in cash were taken from the apartment.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bridgeport Detective Bureau at (203) 581-5201.

 

 

 

#Bridgeport –Math Coach Needed at Dunbar School

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes and (as necessary) adjusts instructional goals and objectives, to reflect district/school goals, curriculum policies, and the knowledge, skills, progress, and needs of one’s students.
  • Designs lessons that provide opportunity for problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills in relation to authentic, real world problems.
  • Establishes and maintains standards for behavior that foster student self-discipline and positive relationships among students.
  • Plans learning activities to address individual differences among students.
  • Commits to on-going professional development in content area and pedagogy.
  • Develops, administers, and evaluates quality formative and summative assessments that reflect a balance of content knowledge and problem-solving skills.
  • Monitors and evaluates students’ progress in relation to district/school curriculum policies and other planned goals and objectives.
  • Encourages, secures and maintains the involvement of parents and other community members in support of instruction.
  • Involves parents in the assessment of their children’s progress and needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required certification: Math, (029, 229); Master’s degree preferred
  • Three years’ successful teaching experience in an urban setting preferred
  • Experience in the use of educational technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills

Salary will be in accordance with the BEA contract salary schedule.  Qualified candidates who wish to apply should access the Bridgeport Public Schools’ website:

www.bridgeportedu.com/teachers

 

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS FROM THE WESTPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

(Westport, CT) – With the Westport Public Schools beginning on August 27th 2015, the Westport Police Department has stepped up it enforcement efforts targeting traffic violators in school zones with a “Back to School” enforcement and education campaign, focusing on traffic safety in and around the school zones. Westport Officers will be targeting drivers who are using cell phones and speeding in school zones, as well as disregarding School Bus Signals in Westport.

“During this time of year the Westport Police Department focuses on protecting children from motorists who disregard the law, especially around school zones and bus stops where they congregate” said Captain Sam Arciola. “The long summer break has allowed drivers to forget that they will soon be sharing the roads with School Buses making frequent stops, as well as children who will be walking or riding bicycles to school. As a community we have a responsibility to make sure children’s travel to and from school is as safe as possible .” “We remind motorists to budget extra commuting time to compensate for school buses being on the road, and to remain vigilant in school zones and around school buses” said Chief Dale E. Call. “ A list of suggestions for drivers, students and parents are listed below:

 When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.

 When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely.

 Slow down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in neighborhood.

 Slow down. Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.

 Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street with out looking for traffic.

 Learn and obey the school bus laws in your state. Learn the “flashing signal light system” that school bus drivers use to alert motorists of pending actions:

 Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload

 Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles. children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red

lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.

Children

 Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

 When the bus approaches, stand at least three giant steps (6 feet) away from the curb, and line up away from the street.  Read More