In Plymouth, the question is whether the School Administration offices, now located in West Plymouth close to the Carver border, will move to what is now the town’s centrally located town hall once the 1820 Courthouse area becomes a municipal center.
That question is triggered by town meeting approval of the Courthouse–Town Hall project.
Dr. Gary Maestas is Superintendent of Schools and he sees several benefits as he looks at that availability: “One would be that it’s centralized, a lot more centralized than where we are today. So, we would create some level of accessibility to the community for educational resources, and meetings and gatherings that we do have to support education in the community.”
Another big plus, says Maestas, is that all administrative departments could be housed under one roof: “Not everyone fits in this building, so we have our Title 1 Program, our unified performing arts programs director is not here—our technology service department is not here.”
And he says it would be a low-cost move: “The only thing that we would do with that building is go in, when everything’s out, we’re going to paint it and we’re going to do some refresh, maybe replace some carpet, but for the most part we’re going to move into it the way it is.”