DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – Northview High, Dothan High, and Honeysuckle Middle Schools are a few of the facilities that will undergo changes before the 2019-2020 school year.
Currently, DCS has put out bids for contractors to make these renovations happen during the summer.
“We’re gonna start at the end of May and we’re gonna hope to have everything completed by the middle of August,” DCS facility director Tim Holley said.
Dothan High School which will now be at the Northview High location will see the biggest changes in order to accommodate the 600 to 700 students that will be attending next fall.
Holley says the biggest challenge is locating the furniture, getting things moving at the right time and sectioning the school off without building on to it.
“We’re just taking the current platform, we have the footprint and just building walls and converting classrooms out of other areas,” Holley said.
“Hopefully all new painted corridors, new designs the wolves, we’re sanding the floors, we’re doing that in the maintenance department and we’re handling that out with the general contractor that does the gym floors,” Holley said.
“We’re removing all the old logos (and) all new colors. I think they will be excited.”
Each school will also have repairs down to their roofs as well this summer.
The total cost for renovations for each school is 3 to 4 million dollars.