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D-B 2.0 plan eyes takeover of most sites in ‘D-B triangle’

October 26th, 2013 8:13 pm by Rick Wagner

D-B 2.0 plan eyes takeover of most sites in ‘D-B triangle’

KINGSPORT — As part of Dobyns-Bennett High School 2.0, city school officials would like to take over the Legion Pool site to accommodate a new 35,000-to-40,000 square-foot science or STEM building.

The city engineering building or old Highway Patrol building could house D-B’s cosmetology program.

And the Civil Auditorium, or at least the land under it, could be home to a new performing arts center for D-B and the community.

All three sites are in the D-B “triangle” encompassed by Fort Henry Drive, Center Street and Eastman Road.

During a daylong Board of Education work session at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and  Convention Center, D-B Principal Chris Hampton rolled out the latest draft of D-B 2.0. Thirteen months in the making so far, the one- to five-year strategic plan for D-B outlines what Hampton called a conservative need for more facilities, remodeling of existing ones and hiring of new teachers and other employees.

At about 2,000 students, Hampton said D-B for the future needs the science or STEM building to bring state-of-the-art instruction and facilities to D-B.

Read more in Sunday's print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition.

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