NEW DETAILS: Demolition of former Fairborn school is underway

FAIRBORN — A Dayton business began demolition of the former Fairborn Primary School on Monday morning.

Steve Rauch, Inc. began work on the 65-year-old building at 4 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road at 8 a.m., quickly turning one section into a pile of rubble.

Rauch, Inc. was awarded the contract with a bid of $676,376. Roughly half of the cost will be funded by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission as part of Fairborn’s plan to rebuild schools, officials said.

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The targeted time frame for demolition completion is the week of Thanksgiving, Jeff Patrick, Fairborn schools business affairs director, has said.

The property was fenced off for abatement work, which began in August, Patrick said. As part of the demolition, the school district will be offering free bricks at a site outside of the fenced-in area, he said.

The new school is next to the playground at the old site, formerly known as Five Points.

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