State Representatives Linda M. Gentile (D-104), Theresa Conroy (D-105), Themis Klarides (R-114) and State Senator Joseph Crisco, Jr. (D-17) welcomed the State Bond Commission’s expected approval of a grant in aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology and equipment for the city of Derby.
Derby High School will receive $496,040 to help address building and site deficiencies, and promote the health, safety, and learning of the students.
“I want to thank Governor Malloy and the members of the Bond Commission for their support to upgrade Derby High School,” said Rep. Gentile. “As the grandmother of 5 young school aged children I understand that parents and grandparents need to know that when their children leave their house in the morning to go to school they will be entering a building that has been upgraded to provide as much safety and security as is possible.”
“Derby High School is truly in need of these infrastructure and technology upgrades, which will go a long way toward helping our young folks learn and compete,” Rep. Klarides said. “The success of our students and educators is critical, and these improvements are money well spent.”
“Improving our schools is an important investment,” Rep. Conroy said. “This state funding will benefit students in Derby and the entire community that uses the school.”
“There are several hundred students and parents at Derby High who are going to benefit from this infusion of state aid, which I am proud to say I voted for,” said state Senator Joe Crisco (D-Woodbridge). “Half a million dollars will pay for a lot of repairs or new equipment, and it’s funding that local taxpayers don’t have to raise through their local property taxes.”
“Investing in our educational infrastructure is an essential step in our effort to ensure that children have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy. “I am proud that the State of Connecticut is able to support these projects at Derby High School. As Governor, I will ensure that we continue to make critical investments in our schools.”