December 11, 2013
Some Carver High School alumni are trying to save the former all-black school. But, apparently some in the community wonder if Carver's future is the present.
While there is support for keeping Dothan's last standing all-black high school around, there is also belief that the school should be torn down.
Two weeks ago, the Dothan City Commission passed a resolution to tear down the rundown building. While this decision has been delayed, most city officials believe Carver's history has overshadowed its current predicament, a condemned building.
The city says it would cost between ten and twelve million dollars to renovate the school building which has suffered years of neglect from water damage, broken windows and pest problems.
For those living near the abandoned structure, feelings are mixed. But all agree something should be done with the site whether the school is renovated or torn down to build something benefiting the community.
A group of Carver alumni graduates will be meeting with City Manager Dennis Rubin to unveil their plans for renovating the school building.