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DHS addition, renovations nearly complete

A status update on the Danbury High School addition has been given to the City Council.  There were six large phases to the project, which will be wrapped up by the start of the new school year.  The Freshman Academy addition was substantially completed a month ago and has a temporary certificate of occupancy. 


Public Works Director Antonio Iadarola says it was turned over to the school just before graduation so some of the graduating class was able to do a walk through.  He notes that in another week or so the black box theater will be completed.  Iadarola says the crew lost 37 days because of severe weather, but made up almost three quarters of that time. 


The DHS addition, 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 project includes construction of two music classrooms, a new entrance way and an expansion of the existing cafeteria. 


The entrance way and egress for the buses were changed before the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  There's separate entrances for parents and buses dropping off or picking up.  The main morning entrance was also moved, with Superintendent Dr. Sal Pascarella saying it's now just past the auditorium, by the art wing.