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Mayor Cavo Announces Danbury Career Academy Steering Committee

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January 13, 2021

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Office of the Mayor City of Danbury, CT

Contact: Taylor O’Brien 203-797-4511

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021


Mayor Cavo Announces Danbury Career Academy Steering Committee


Mayor Joe Cavo has announced the formation of a volunteer steering committee for the proposed Danbury Career Academy.

The steering committee will be chaired by former Mayor Mark Boughton, who has been actively involved in each developmental stage of this project.

Steering committee members:

Dr. Sal Pascarella, Superintendent of Danbury Public Schools

Antonio Iadarola, Public Works Director

Courtney LeBorious, DPS Director of Finance and Operations

David St. Hilaire, Director of Finance

Sharon Calitro, Director of Planning

Dean Esposito, Chief of Staff to the Mayor

Fred Visconti, City Council Member

Dan Petrovich, Engineer for the City of Danbury

“The Career Academy will make a great addition to our public schools,” said Mayor Joe Cavo. “It is truly an exciting opportunity for our students to find careers they may not otherwise be exposed to. The plan with the Summit and the State’s reimbursement allows us to gain the critical infrastructure we need without hurting the pockets of our taxpayers.”

The proposed concept for the Danbury Career Academy would provide Danbury Public School students in grades 6-12 with a unique opportunity to explore career options through hands-on experience. The proposed location for the public school is at the Summit building.

The City of Danbury will ask residents to vote on the funding for this project via a referendum planned for June. The project, estimated at $93 million, would be reimbursed by the State of CT at 80% (~$75 million). The Danbury Board of Education is currently working on the curriculum development for the proposed academy.