DANBURY, CT — The State Bond Commission has approved a $1.08 million Grant-in-Aid approved aimed at general improvements to school buildings throughout the city.
"As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect and change the way we approach the education of our youth, this funding could not be timelier," said state Rep. David Arconti (Danbury 110th House District). "I will continue to support the allocation of resources that facilitate learning that adapts to current and future needs."
The funding will be available for improvements to windows, doors, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, communications/technology systems, lockers, floors, ceilings, restrooms, lighting, energy, efficiency, entryways, driveways, parking areas, athletics fields, various equipment, roof repairs and installation or upgrade of security equipment.
"This million dollar grant for Danbury schools is much needed, but at the same time, we are working for even more funding from the state. One major focus right now is to secure an 80 percent reimbursement rate for the proposal for a new school - the Danbury Career Academy," said state Sen. Julie Kushner (Danbury). "We want to make sure that every student in Danbury has a great educational experience."