Education

A father of two West Haven public school-educated children, Mayor O’Brien is keenly aware of the connection among a quality education, a robust economy and building a brighter future for our children. That’s why Ed spearheaded full-day Kindergarten for all West Haven students. Study after study shows this early start helps create a stronger educational foundation for our children.

Accomplishments:
  • Upgraded school facilities.
  • Established full-day Kindergarten.
  • Protected and enhanced shop & vocational programs at the new high school.
  • Negotiated an increase in state aid.
Going Forward
  • School safety is paramount. I will insure that the school resource officers are returned to all schools.
  • Make it that the Board of Ed have the tools needed to provide a first class education to all students.
  • Continue to see to it that the Tech. Ed programs in the new High School remain.
  • Place a high priority on building upgrades and maintenance.