The Danbury City Council got an update recently on the progress of renovations and the expansion at Danbury High School. Despite the winter weather, work is on schedule to end by the upcoming school year.
Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola says the cafeteria addition was mostly completed before this school year. The current canopy was enclosed to accommodate the increased student population. The site contractor finished the entire sidewalk and front plaza concrete walk. Paving scheduled for this summer was done early. The mechanical contractors have completed all the underground work. This school year was pushed back to after Labor Day to give workers time to get the redesigned front entrance, along with parking and bus expansions, completed.
The Black Box Theatre footing and retaining have been poured. The drainage and waterline relocation is complete.
The Danbury High School addition includes a two story gym, an academic floor and a level for science and computer labs. The design will essentially give the 9th grade their own building, creating the Freshmen Academy.