Dem challenger Bartok speaks in favor of more education funding

BRISTOL — At a press conference at Northeast Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, Laura Bartok, state representative candidate in the 77th House District, highlighted the need for increased funding for the Bristol school district and ensuring that vocational-technical schools are not closed.

“I would like to go up to Hartford and fight for more education funding for Bristol. Our current level is not adequate,” Bartok said, according to a press release from her campaign. “We need a stronger voice up there fighting for us to make sure we get our fair share of education dollars.”

“Another area that we need to address is making sure that our vo-tech schools remain open. Bristol TEC has been targeted before and they have a 90% placement rate out of school,” Bartok said in the press release. “Obviously that’s doing well and we want to keep that there. We want to keep that funded at all costs. An investment in education is an investment in Bristol’s future.”