School heads to be left office-less?

By Kelsey Leyva -

Office space has yet to be found for Wellington Schools administrators once students vacate the old McCormick Middle School in November.

Superintendent Dennis Mock said the original plan was to relocate the superintendent and treasurer’s offices to Westwood Elementary School once third-graders moved into the new McCormick school.

The board of education voted to wait until the 2016-2107 school year to incorporate third grade into the middle school.

As a result, a few rooms are available at the new building. But Mock doesn’t want to move the administration just yet.

In order to do so, the district would have to renovate three or four classrooms. Mock said walls would have to be erectedfor confidentiality reasons and it would make it difficult to have conferences.

“I would prefer not to do that and make those rooms available for kids,” he said. “To put (walls) up and then six months later tear them down just to me is not a good plan.”

Mock said the situation is still in the discussion stages and the district hasn’t pinpointed any options for office space yet.

Another issue the Wellington Schools will have to address in the near future is where to keep buses once the old McCormick is demolished.

Mock said right now there’s no area for them because they’re diesel buses and need to be plugged in to an electrical outlet to be able to start.

Kelsey Leyva can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @TWE_KelseyLeyva on Twitter.

By Kelsey Leyva