Demolition Begins for New High School

<p>Mary Alice Reporting:

(August, 10th) Dover, Ohio – Work around the current Dover High School will begin with the demolition of 14 houses purchased by the district.

Superintendent Carla Birney explains in the fenced in area the abatement and demolition will take place by Hammond Construction starting on Monday, August 14th.

“It will be away for the community to see the result of their efforts to pass the levy. It’s going to allow us to start visioning what it’s going to look like when the high school is sitting on that site.”

Birney comments the schematic phase is finished, which indicates where the new building will sit on the site and the position of the classrooms, auditorium, and gymnasium.

“We’re moving into what’s called design development which will give us a chance to look at the features of the classrooms, or the specific layout of the gymnasium or the auditorium, and we aren’t too deep into that yet.”

Birney says that the school has been graciously accepting donations from area businesses and individuals, and most recently some of the money has been earmarked for the gymnasium. The School Board accepted donations totaling over $160,000.

Birney adds that parking during the 2017-2018 school year should not see an impact.

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