Meeting Focuses on Top Options for High School's Future
Nathan Cozart Reporting
Talks on how to approach the future of Dover High School are beginning to narrow in on possible solutions.
Tuesday night, the district hosted its fourth meeting of the summer to continue discussions on problems currently facing the high school. The two-and-a-half hour meeting allowed attendees to discuss in small groups their top choices for the high school and help decide which options deserved a closer look.
High School Principal Karie McCrate says, while she does not wish to speak for those in attendance, the group did take time to share their feelings on the matter.
One question that arose during the meeting was how much the district currently spends for maintaining the current high school. McCrate says the district currently has an annual permanent improvement fund of $130,000 to cover $78,000,000 in district property. In the end, she notes that, while the school is currently safe and secure, it is a matter of maintaining what you have with less.
In all, McCrate says she feels school officials are pleased with the outcome from the meeting.
According to those who attended the meeting, the top three options include demolishing the 1915 wing, renovations, and adding on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, & Math) wing, building a new high school on the existing site, and building on the middle school site and converting the school to a building for grades seven through twelve.