By Mayor Mark Boughton
On August 26th, some 10,000 students will enter the Danbury Public School system for another school year.
This year the City of Danbury and the Danbury Board of Education are embarking on a redesign of its elementary schools and middle schools to accommodate our growing enrollment. Specifically, Shelter Rock School, Park Avenue School, and Stadley Rough School are being expanded to add more classroom space and more parking.
Mill Ridge Intermediate School is undergoing renovations to add classrooms and to serve as a new Middle School Academy. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program from Rogers Park Middle School will be moved to the new building as well as an International Academy that will be a continuation of the Western Connecticut Magnet School. The new middle school will house about 600 students.
While all of the school construction is exciting, the building program is about more than just creating classroom space. The construction program is about achieving better academic outcomes.
At the elementary level we will finally have All-Day Kindergarten for all of Danbury