Oct 3, 2014 3:14 PM
$70 Million reconstruction/rebuilding proposed for Dover High School and technical center
DOVER - To rebuild or to renovate? That's the question when it comes to Dover High School.
City officials took a look at the nearly $70 million renovation/reconstruction ideas for the high school and its technical center. The school was built in the 1960s and has not been renovated since, leading to many ventilation problems and outdated interior and technology.
"I went into my old chemistry class and the original lab tops, the cabinetry are still original. So there . . . the auditorium is original. So there really needs to be a lot of updating, renovation parts to it," said Dover Mayor Karen Weston. "We need to review the mechanics of the entire building, that when you go into it the heating and cooling systems, the ventilation, modernization of the building, cause like I said, it's still the original building."
The city is hiring an architectural firm to conduct a feasibility study on the school and technical center before officials can make plans to renovate or rebuild.