Groundbreaking to be held for Danz Elementary expansion

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday for a construction project at Green Bay's Danz Elementary.

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The project will increase the school's capacity to 565 students. There will be a larger cafeteria and space for community services.

For the past 12 years, the school has been dealing with overcrowding. Some kindergarten students were being bused to a nearby learning center.

"We all feel that this is the best for the students that they can now start at one school and stay at one school, instead of having to be split up and have some of the 5 year-old kindergartners at Danz, some at the early learning center. This way all the classmates will be together and be comfortable," says Mike Stangel, Executive Director of Facilities, Green Bay Area Public School District.

In 2017, voters approved a referendum for expanding Eisenhower Elementary, Sullivan Elementary, and Danz Elementary.