Dothan City School board will host luncheon to discuss upcoming projects

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ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — Friday afternoon the Dothan City School board will be hosting a contractor/vendor luncheon to discuss upcoming projects for the schools restructuring plan. 

“We’re going to spend about $15 million on maintenance of all our facilities in Dothan City Schools,” DCS Board Chairman Mike Schmits said. “We want to make sure that the local small businesses have the opportunity to bid on it.”

Schmitz said that they want to give small businesses in Dothan the chance to bid on these projects, and he also talked about what will be discussed during the meeting. 

“We’re talking about what we’re doing, the phases, how it’s going to work, and how you as a small business person can participate,” Schmitz said. “So, we’re going to continue with information and letting folks know how they can you know, bid on the process.”

Right now, the event is full with 75 participants signed up, and the majority of those are small businesses. Schmitz said it’s important for the school board to keep those in the Dothan City School system up to date on what is happening within the system. 

“It’s just really important to us as Dr. Edwards and the board to make sure our local community gets a shot at the business,” Schmitz said. “It’s important to us, so that’s why we want everyone to know how to do it and we’ll continue that process.”

The board is excited to be able to include small businesses into the restructuring process. 

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