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BOE Leaves Town Hall; Moves Into Village School

The Board of Education offices have relocated to 67 McCampbell Road.

Three huge moving trucks were parked outside Town Hall yesterday. 

A small army of men were busy pushing metal file cabinets, chairs and boxes out of the building. 

It was moving day for the Board of Education, which had been renting space from the township on the second floor at Holmdel Town Hall for $41,250 a year.

Now they were moving to a wing of the primary school on 67 McCampbell Road -- newly repainted rooms that were formerly used by the child study team and for special education, which have now been consolidated into other available spaces in the school.

A recent renovation project that closed a section of the school for a short time, but caused no real disruption, had brought to light that sufficient space existed to accommodate the school district offices. The board considered the savings and decided to take it, said Board President Barbara Garrity

Holmdel Township employees were also anxious for more space over at Town Hall.

Superintendent Barbara Duncan said she was thrilled by the abundance of huge windows offering sunlight and vistas of the courtyard rain garden, the historic homes, and the idea of being in the same complex with schoolchildren exuberant with the business of learning.

Business Administrator Michael Petrizzo, the man who manages the district's money, was given the office that housed a walk-in safe. It was once used to secure student records, but now would be utilized as a very cool storage closet, he said.

Other members of the staff were working out their desk areas, and taking down each others' new phone extensions. Their offices have their own entrance separate from the school.

As for who will move into the BOE's vacated space at Town Hall, everyone wants to know. Township employees are a bit cramped, and some who work in the windowless basement. Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said the township was waiting for its newly hired business administrator, Andy Katz, would be asked to offer his advice on the decision.

Michael Nikolis October 11, 2011 at 01:51 PM
It should not go with out mention that this newly renovated section of Village School completely closed off the primary covered entrance for the pre-school and special education students.. Now, our youngest and most vulnerable students must walk all the way around the maze of hallways to reach their destination.. Or walk all the way around to the rear of the school without the benefit of a covered walkway.. Earlier this year the BOE voted to take away their bus drivers and aids, now they take away their covered entrance.. Why not put them out in the street to save some cash..? In my opinion, our voiceless little residents should be afforded the most protections, not the other way around..
Barbara Garrity October 11, 2011 at 05:42 PM
Pre-school and special education students who ride the buses/vans will resume entering Village School through the old main entrance, as they always have in the past, once construction is complete. The parent drop-off and pick-up scenario is under discussion. Parents will receive more information about those arrangements soon. Barbara Garrity bgarrity@holmdelschools.org
Arthur Ulu February 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM
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