Danbury voters approve $208M educational bond package

The $208 million borrowing package to meet the city’s surging enrollment passed Tuesday’s referendum. With about 7 percent voter turnout, the referendum passed with 2,641 votes in favor and 433 against the $208 million educational bond package. The package includes $164 million for a career academy on the city’s west side and $44 million for other school infrastructure projects, including a new building to house a centralized, standalone prekindergarten program. Tuesday’s referendum was the latest step in a race to build enough classroom space for Danbury’s burgeoning student enrollment, which jumped 5.6 percent in 2019. At least $27 million of the $208 million borrowing package will go toward the construction of a 16-classroom early childhood education center at Great Plain Elementary School.


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