With Sandwich Town Meeting voting this week to support converting the former Henry T. Wing School into senior housing, the school district administration now has a deadline of when it needs to vacate the building.
Superintendent Pamela A. Gould said that the district offices that are currently housed in the building will need to be relocated to a new home by December 2021. She said that the issue of what was going to happen to the building has been ongoing as long as she has been in the district so she is glad to see it finally being resolved.
Most of the district’s administrative offices are currently in the building, including Dr. Gould’s office, the business office, and the facilities office among others.
No decisions have been made yet as to where the offices will be moved although several options have been floated over the years, including the modular rooms at the Forestdale School and the current Human Services Building once those offices moved into the new senior center. Most recently, there had been some talk of repurposing the former police station on Route 6A for use as the district’s new headquarters.
Before being moved into the Wing building, Central Office was in a wing of the Oak Ridge School. The offices were relocated to Wing in 2015 when the district transitioned into the current grade-span school format and Wing was closed.