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School board fires Anderson High School renovation contractor

Posted at 3:32 PM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 16:32:05-05

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Construction at Anderson High School is at a standstill after the Forest Hills school board voted to fire the contractor. 

District officials said they ended their contract with Performance Construction after being dissatisfied with the work so far. They said the decision is in the best interest of students, staff and taxpayers.

The school is undergoing a $21 million upgrade, including work to classrooms, heating and cooling, electric and plumbing. But the project has caused some problems for students, including a late start to the school year and some missed days due to lack of cooling and heating. 

"We trust the administration to do the right thing," parent Bob Zoglio said. "Our taxes are pretty high out here, so we trust that they're going to do the right thing and it looks like things are moving forward. We just can't wait until it's done."

In the midst of the changes, officials said the 2019 completion date for the construction is set to remain the same.

The district plans to hold an informational meeting with students and parents in the coming weeks to give them a full update on where this construction project stands once a new contractor is found.