Forest Hills fires construction company working on Anderson High School

Forest Hills fires the construction company working on Anderson High School (WKRC file)

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - After delays and other issues, the Forest Hills school district fired the construction company renovating Anderson High School.

During a special meeting on Nov. 10, the district voted to go with the recommendation from its construction consultant to terminate the contract with Performance Construction.

Forest Hills schools were already starting the school year late this September, when Anderson High School was delayed by another week due to the construction. Then, classes were canceled Oct. 30 and 31.

The district said it had made repeated attempts to correct "dissatisfaction" with the company.

“With continued progress monitoring, it is clear that it would not be in the best interest of our students, staff and community to continue the Anderson project with Performance Construction. Therefore, construction at Anderson High School will temporarily halt as we reassess tasks, timelines and deadlines with the goal of completing the school in 2019 as originally planned,” said Superintendent Scot T. Prebles in a news release. “Activities and learning at Anderson High School will continue with the excellence for which the school is known despite this inconvenience and disappointment. We feel this step is in the best interest of our students, faculty and taxpayers and we remain confident that Anderson’s comprehensive renovations will provide the learning environments our students deserve.”

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