Dothan City School Board approves $181,000 in additional funding to Dothan Preparatory Academy

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jul. 29, 2019 at 11:32 PM CDT
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Dothan Preparatory Academy has had quite a bit of work done to it this summer.

It’s being rebranded, the city is building a drop-off road and drainage pipes are being replaced.

Now, it’s looking like it may need a little more before school starts.

When you try to fix up a 100-year-old building, there can be some unexpected issues.

At a meeting Monday afternoon, the board decided to spend $181,000 more to fix up the drainage problems at Dothan Prep.

There were some drainage pipes under the front of the building that cracked and water started flooding under the building.

Not only did they have to replace the pipes, but they had to tear up the some of the road and sidewalk in front of the school.

School Board Chairman Mike Schmitz says the board allowed some room in the budget when they started all the renovations for any unforeseen issues, so this isn't too much of a setback.

He also said this won't change the construction time frame, which was supposed to be completed by July 31st.

However, the board has been saying all along that Dothan Preparatory Academy will take a little longer than the other schools, even into the first week of august.