While the state has set aside funding to have 50 students from each Danbury and Norwalk High Schools attend classes in neighboring municipalities, the towns around Danbury have not yet acted joining the Open Choice Program. Coordinator Eric Nyquist says they hope to implement the program in the 23-24 academic year instead. Bethel school officials say they have growing enrollment and can't accommodate out-of-district students. Ridgefield has not yet discussed Open Choices. New Fairfield was concerned with the cost of special education if the sending district didn't agree with findings of a needs assessment.