DCS board shows contractors improvements to bid on

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan City school board held a luncheon Friday afternoon to show contractors what they would be bidding on.

Before opening up for the 2019 school year, a numerous amount of improvements will need to be made in a short amount of time to Dothan’s public schools and Friday afternoon the school board held a luncheon with different contractors to show what improvements need to be done.

“This was an opportunity for us to present our plans, how we’re going to package the work, and then the time table that we’ll have to have these out for bid and for them to have an opportunity to give us their numbers as well.” said Jeff Prine, capital improvement manager of Dothan City Schools.

The board authorized the superintendent to engage in a $15 million bond issue to fund many of the improvements.

“One package is just fully tied to Dothan Preparatory Academy, another package is the new Dothan High School, the old Northview,” Pine said. “And then the last package is a series of elementary schools.”

Prine said this has been a process, but he along with the school board are excited about these projects for the community. 

“Now the community can see the improvements to these facilities,” Pine said. “Ultimately, it’s all about providing the best school facility that the kids can have a good learning enviroment.”

Prine said that most of the improvements will take place during the summer when the students are out on break.

They hope to have the big renovations done by Aug. 3, before students return to school. 

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