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Danbury seeks state grant money for Westside Middle School Academy temporary classrooms

The Danbury City Council has signed off on plans to accept state funding for the Westside Middle School Academy temporary classroom project. 


Danbury is required to submit a resolution to the state Department of Administrative Services that creates a school building committee.  Schematic and final design drawings will be submitted as well. 


School District Finance Director Joe Martino says this will essentially allow them to transfer some students to Westside, dropping numbers at Broadview and Rogers Park middle schools.  He says the portable classrooms at Shelter Rock Elementary have been helpful, though there is a flattening off of enrollment in those grade levels.  Now there is an increase coming up the line at the secondary level. 


Martino sees this as a reasonable solution to alleviate stress that's getting pushed onto those schools by the growing population.  He notes it's also the reason why the high school addition was approved.