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High school improvements on schedule for fall
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Inside Dawson County High School workers begin installing new floors in the media center that has been opened up to the commons area. - photo by Amy French

Work at Dawson County High School over the summer, including improvements to the media center and the construction of a new JROTC building, are on schedule and going as planned.

"The flooring is going down now," said Scott Morgan, director of facilities and maintenance for Dawson County Schools.

Inside the building, media center renovations are underway that include new flooring and the removal of a couple of walls to open it up into the commons area, according Morgan.

"The media center is mainly cosmetic work." Morgan said. "We will also be providing some new furniture. The plan is to be ready when school starts."

Outside the main building, on the backside, construction continues on the JROTC building that is scheduled to be done in October.

"The ROTC building has the footings and walls poured," Morgan said. "The steel for the ROTC building will be coming soon."

Funds for the building were approved by the Dawson County Board of Education in September of last year with a budget of $1.4 million.

The majority of the money was provided through the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax with the remainder coming through state funds.

The building will be just over 7,000 square feet and will be two stories.

Two classrooms, storage areas and locker rooms are planned for the top floor with a multipurpose space for formations and physical fitness training on the lower level.

The facility will also house the air rifle range.

The current JROTC classrooms will be updated for use by the Career Tech programs.