Groundbreaking held for Danz Elementary expansion
By Heather Graves
GREEN BAY – With hard hats and shovels at the ready, district leaders, students and community members officially broke ground on the Danz Elementary School expansion.
“This is a great day for Danz Elementary,” said Principal Kelly Agen.
Held on Wednesday, May 15, the ceremony included comments from Agen, Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld, School Board President Brenda Warren and three Danz Elementary fourth-grade students.
“On behalf of the school board, I want to thank the taxpayers for passing the referendum,” Warren said. “We are excited for Danz students and the surrounding community.”
Warren said the extra space will provide additional opportunities for students – including bringing the 4K students back to their home school.
The entire student and teacher population, sporting hard hats of their own, attended the groundbreaking ceremony.
The expansion, which is being funded through the April 2017 referendum, includes a larger cafeteria, a community space and an additional classroom.
When completed, the expansion will increase the capacity of Danz to 565 students.
The groundbreaking took place in the parking lot in front of Danz Elementary where the community space will be added.
Construction is expected to be completed by September.
Representatives from Miron Construction and Bray Architects, the contractors of the project, were also on hand.