A Danbury High School bond package has been approved by City residents. The vote was 997 in favor, 860 opposed. There was a less than 6% voter turnout.
Danbury is expecting 330 new students enrolling in the high school over the next couple of years. Mayor Mark Boughton says there really is not enough space in the current facility to accommodate that type of growth.
He says the school construction portion of the state budget has remained the same. The state is expected to make an approximate 63-percent reimbursement on the $53.5 million price tag.
Part of the plan calls for enclosing the current canopy at the cafeteria to accommodate the increased student population. A redesigned front entrance along with parking and bus expansions are also planned. The cost covers the addition, reconstruction of the current autoshop building and construction of a new facility to house the autoshop program.
An addition to the current building would include a two-story gym, an academic floor and a science and computer lab level with the possibility in the future for another level.