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Danbury continuing negotiations for proposed Career Academy property

The leader for the planned Danbury Career Academy has been welcomed to the City.  Brent Dean serves as the director of academy partnerships and is the school district's liaison between local businesses and community-based organizations.  He worked for five years at the Academies of Nashville, the model of Danbury's Career Academy.   Superintendent Kevin Walston says Dean's experience and proven track record in ensuring collaborating with local businesses and maintaining long-range partnerships made him the ideal candidate for this position.  The Career Academy is expected to open in fall 2024.  The program will be introduced to freshmen beginning in next fall, with some of those students moving into the new school when it opens the following year at the former Cartus headquarters.  The Danbury City Council is being asked at their meeting later this week to allow Mayor Dean Esposito to continue extensive negotiations for the former Cartus property so it can be turned into the academy.