Watson: Central office not top priority

Published 12:03 am Saturday, February 11, 2012

Also included in the plans to close Andalusia Middle School is to move the Andalusia City Schools Central Office to the current AMS location.

No plans, potential costs or a budget are in place for upgrades for the central office.

Superintendent Ted Watson said the central office renovations are not top priority.

“We’ll fix the central office up when funds are available,” he said. “It’s not about us. It’s about what’s best for the kids. We’ll make do with what we have until money is available.”

Watson said he and the board feel that the infrastructure of the middle school good enough for the central office staff.

“Housing the central office staff won’t be as harsh on the infrastructure as 400 middle school students,” he said. “It will definitely be worth looking into down the road, whether it’s now or 15 years down the road.”