Moves underway for the Mather Center shuffle
Plans to move the Board of Education to the new central office at 35 Leroy Ave. will take effect by the end of April as part of the Mather Community Center shuffle.
The Board of Education is expected to move into the new location during the week of April 22, and according to David Campbell, chairman of the Central Office/Mather Community Center Building Committee, employees should be settled in by April 29.
Work in the current Board of Education offices, at 2 Renshaw Drive, is expected to start on May 2 with asbestos abatement. Construction is expected to be completed in October.
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The project, expected to cost $7 million, is coming in on budget, according to Campbell.
"We're right where we want to be," Campbell said. "But it's still early in the project. The telling part will be at the senior center."
The future use of the senior center, at 30 Edgerton St., is still up in the air. The Board of Selectmen and the committee are waiting to learn if the Board of Education intends to use the building for additional school space to accommodate increasing enrollment.
Board of Education plans will be made available soon, according to First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, even as early as the Wednesday, April 10, Board of Education meeting, which took place after the Darien News went to print.