A McGee administration will support Hartford Schools not CLOSE or de-fund them unecessarily.
As mayor, I’ll prioritize supporting those City-owned neighborhood schools in high need areas. Investing in early childhood education is one of the best places to put resources. Emphasis will be on directly connecting to young students at that age which leads to positive, long term outcomes for them and their families. For older students attending neighborhood schools, our administration will ensure there is both private and public funding for teachers, supplies, mentorship, and support programs that prepare students for life after high school
Additionally, those closed schools are City-owned assets that cannot be allowed to go unused or slip into ruin. If certain neighborhood schools will not be re-opened, there must be a very public process to determine what is the best solution for re-purposing or re-using those valuable structures.