Danbury tax rate would drop 17 percent, schools would be ‘fully’ funded under mayor’s proposed budget

April 05, 2023

DANBURY — Property owners would see a 17 percent drop in the tax rate next year and the school system would get all the $150 million it asked for under a budget proposed by Mayor Dean Esposito that’s bolstered by a jump in the city’s tax base due to the 2022 revaluation.

At groundbreaking for Danbury’s new career academy, a pledge for students to ‘take control of their learning’

February 06, 2023

The city’s much-anticipated campus for 1,400 middle and high school students will be delayed by one year and won’t open for the 2024-25 school year as planned, but at a groundbreaking ceremony at the site educators said they will implement the district’s comprehensive career academy curriculum on time.

Danbury’s fast track to NYC plan gets $2M grant to move ahead; money for a 2nd project has to wait

July 22, 2022

A $2 million federal grant to study impacts of a fast track from Danbury to New York City was approved by a U.S. House vote this week, while a similarly-sized grant for a health center garage and senior housing project has to wait for a future funding round.

Danbury Voters Approve $208 Million Bond Referendum for Career Academy

June 06, 2022

DANBURY — Voters on Tuesday approved a $208 million bond referendum to build a new Career Academy aimed at offering specialized learning pathways for middle and high school students in the district.