Bath Planning Board will continue its review Tuesday of the site plan for the proposed new Morse High School, which would replace the nearly 90-year-old school at 826 High Street.

The regular meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in council chambers.

Regional School Unit 1 and Sebago Techics requested site plan approval for the new construction as well as offsite improvements to be completed nearby.

If all goes well during the review process, site work on the property would start in June and construction on the school building would begin next spring. The school is scheduled to open in August 2020.

Bath voters overwhelmingly approved the project in a referendum vote in November.

Most of the project’s estimated $75.3 million cost will be covered by the state, which is paying $67.4 million. Local taxpayers — through a bond issue — will pay $7.2 million, and $700,000 will come from fundraising.

The new school will be built north of the Wing Farm business park and will also include the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. Plans call for a 3-story, nearly 186,000-square-foot building. Morse High School has an enrollment of 615 students, and the new school will have a 650-student capacity.

Site work this summer will include building a parking lot and a road from Congress Avenue, blasting and bringing in water and electricity lines. The design phase is set to be completed by the end of the year, and construction on the new school should begin in April or May 2019.

Morse alum Eric Varney graduated from the school in 1998, was named principal in March and is poised to be the first principal at the new school when it opens in two-and-a-half years.

Varney begins his new role Aug. 1 after spending most of his teaching career as an Advanced Placement environmental science instructor. He was the Sagadahoc County Teacher of the Year in 2014 and a semi-finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year a year later.