The Danbury Public Works Department is overseeing about $60 million worth of work done in 45 days for the High School expansion project. Councilman Warren Levy touted the progress being made, noting that the contractors have been on site, making visible progress.
Director Antonio Iadarola says the deadline is the opening of the new school year. He compared it to the extremely slow state project on North Street, saying everyone should have a deadline like that.
An addition to Danbury High School, essentially giving the 9th grade their own building, includes a two story gym, an academic floor and a level for science and computer labs. The DHS 2020 project includes construction of a theater, two music classrooms, a new entrance way and an expansion of the existing cafeteria.
Due to construction, all Danbury Public Schools will start after Labor Day for the upcoming school year. Tuesday September 5th will be a full school day. The work is on schedule, but officials want an extra week to assure that the building is ready to accommodate students.