Support the develoment of athletic fields on the New Bassick High School Campus
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Bassick High School was built in 1924. The plan of architect Ernest G. Southey was to build the school 100 feet from Fairfield Avenue, providing sufficient space to the south of the school for a large athletic field. Bassick Junior High School opened in 1929 and was later converted to a senior high school and an addition was built in 1968. The plan to build athletic fields was never executed. The Mayor of Bridgeport, Bridgeport City Council, and the Bridgeport Board of Education have voted to "Renovate Bassick As New." The current plans for renovation, do not include a plan to provide Bassick students athletic fields. For more than 50 years Bassick High School athletes that have participated in track and field, football, softball, baseball, and soccer have not had access to a regulation field for practice or home games on the campus of Bassick High School. If the community does not take a stand, the children on the West End, South End, and Black Rock Communities will have a new high school that does not offer students athletic facilities comparable to the other comprehensive high schools in the city and the state of Connecticut. Please sign and share this petition and voice your opinions to our elected officials.
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