In 2012, the Superintendent asked the high school to form a committee to assess how Dover High School and the Regional Career Technical Center could better meet the demands of 21st-century education (a visioning committe). The high school was built in 1967, followed by the CTC in 1989. Both facilities were able to meet the needs of Dover’s students at the time of their construction, but are now woefully under equipped for today’s students and educators.
To help identify the best approach to reach this goal, the Visioning Committee sought input from a wide variety of community groups, residents, students and staff. Based on feedback from these discussions and sessions, it was determined a new facility should be constructed or updated to modern standards that improve student achievement and provide the highest-quality education for students and staff.
In 2014, a Joint Building Committee (JBC) was formed to help guide the project. In October 2014, the JBC selected HMFH, Architects, Inc. to conduct a needs assessment, site selection and design services for the project. In May 2015, the JBC selected PC Construction to provide Construction Management Services.
The Joint Building Committee will meet next on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the Superintendent's Conference Room at the McConnell Center.
HMFH is preparing the final "Construction Documents" for the project, which will presented to the JBC once complete. At the most recent meeting of the JBC on July 26, HMFH presented a series of draft drawings of the building's design, which can be viewed here.
The JBC also requested "presentation documents" that will allow for easier viewing of the project design. Those documents will be available here once complete.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 50 Alumni Drive (the gate across from the Alternative School) at 3 p.m.
The Joint Building Committee (JBC) is comprised of six voting members (two City Councilors, two School Board members and two community members) and several advisors (superintendent, business administrator, Dover High School principal, Career Technical Center director, facilities director, City planning director and the architects). The JBC’s purpose is to steward the district through a feasibility study, design phase and construction phase.
To view JBC meeting minutes and agendas, click here.
Each month, the Joint Building Committee submits a monthly status report to the City Council and School Board. The status reports can be accessed below. The regular financial summaries presented to the JBC can be accessed on the Financials page here or by clicking on the section name to the left.
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