Work begins to demolish old North Dorchester High School
DORCHESTER CO., Md. – As finishing touches are being made to the new North Dorchester High School, demolition work is underway on the old one.
The old school needed a lot of upgrades as well as a new roof, so the school board decided it would be better to build a new school altogether.
The new building features things like geothermal technology and security enhancements.
It’s also built to hold over 600 students, which gives the school room to grow.
We’re told it’s important for the demolition on the old building to be done as soon as possible because they need the land it sits on to build a bus ramp.
Chris Hauge, the School Facilities Engineer said, “We need to remove the old existing school because we need to construct a bus loop where the existing school sits. Additionally, the existing school is comprised of all kinds of commodity materials that we’re recycling and that income stream is helping fund our project.”
The new school will be open to students on September Third.