Dover, Ohio - Dover school district officials are thanking a local business for footing the cost of an electronic sign for their new high school.
Superintendent Carla Birney says First Federal Community Bank is donating more than $57,000 to install an electronic message board and sign in front of the new building that’s currently under construction. She says this addition will help keep the community informed about what’s going on at the school.
"Parent-teacher conferences, the concerts, the athletic events, when seniors can expect to receive their caps and gowns, anything like that we need to advertise so that parents and community members as they drive by will be able to get that information," she says.
Birney says the school board this week accepted nearly $11,500 from the bank earlier this week to get the project started.
“We just appreciate working with First Federal to build a new sign in front of the new high school. They have been very generous. The amount that the board approved on Monday night was basically a 20 percent down payment so we could get started on the work," she says.
Birney says the sign will be installed toward the end of the construction and after the current high school building has been torn down. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
STACEY CARMANY, TUSCO TV