Company donates more than a million dollars to new high school

(Dover, Ohio) – A local company makes the third donation to the Dover City School district to improve or preserve its facilities.

The Doris and Floyd Kimble Foundation has now donated more than $1.2 million towards the district. The first $1,000,000.00 was made towards the auditorium and then the company donated another $151,000 toward the gymnasium. Most recently, the company donated another $100,000 toward the school’s auditorium.

“Once again, the Kimble family foundation has been very generous to Dover Schools to donate to the new high school, specifically to enhance the auditorium,” explained Superintendent Carla Birney. “The Kimbles have embraced the district’s plans for a new high school from the beginning and continue to provide funds to make the auditorium a special place for our students and our community.”

Reports indicate the orchestra shell will include tilt-and-fly overhead ceiling panels and rolling side towers, which will provide a superior acoustical environment. Additionally, officials explain the orchestra shell will provide a visually stunning background.

The district has also received $25,000 from Karen Stokey to partially fund a new scoreboard at Crater Stadium and at Monday’s meeting members accepted a $5,000 grant of bed tax funds from the City of Dover to help with the removal, cleaning and storage of the circular architecture feature from the 1915 wing of the current high school.


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