NEW PHILADELPHIA Dover, Oh

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DOVER (WJER) - The Dover School District is counting down to moving day for high school students.

Superintendent Carla Birney says the new Dover High School is about 80-percent complete. She says the exterior of the building is finished, and crews are putting down floors, completing the kitchen, and working on other finishing touches.

“Our construction manager tells us that we’re on schedule and I’m gonna take him at his word, and we’re working right now to plan the move,” she says.

The voter-approved 177,000-square-foot building includes an auditorium and gymnasium. Birney says they’re on schedule to have kids move in and host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of winter.

“We’re coming down to about the last 10 weeks of the project and excited to be moving in sometime in March,” she says.

The district is building the $46.2 million high school with money generated by a property tax levy approved by voters in 2016 and state funding. Birney says they will likely have an auction of items from the old school sometime in April.   

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