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Tyler ISD trustees approve to demolish Dogan Middle School

The district spends $132,000 annually to keep the vacant school closed.

TYLER, Texas — Editor's Note: Video above aired on Jan. 2018.

Tyler ISD trustees voted in favor of demolishing the vacant Dogan Middle School building Monday night. 

In September 1962, Dogan Junior High School opened their doors to 462 students. The Junior High was named after Dr. Matthew W. Dogan, who was the president of Wiley College in Marshall for nearly 50 years.  

Over the years, Dogan Junior High transformed to Dogan Middle School and served students in sixth through eighth grade. 

Dogan officially closed its doors to students and is currently vacant. 

Tyler ISD spends $132,000 annually to keep the vacant school closed. The annual budget for Dogan is spent on property insurance ($11,000), air filter ($600), landscaping ($9,000), utilities ($45,600), maintenance work ($58,000). 

More money is also spent on keeping the school cleaned and cameras technology.

The board also took into account the cost to renovate the school to not only put it into use again but bring it up to current city codes. 

Major renovations for the school include the roof (24 years old), the HVAC system (22 years old) and the building itself (60 years old). 

All of these renovations would cost Tyler ISD $3.2 million.

The board unanimous voted to demolish Dogan since it is not a historic building and due to the amount of money it is costing the district. The date for demolishment will be set for later date.  

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