The Pearl River School District first board of education meeting of 2012 will be at a new time and place.
The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at the administration's new location at 135 W. Crooked Hill Road, the former Africa Inland Mission property. Meetings have been held in Pirate Cove at Pearl River High School.
Most of the district adminstration completed its move in December. Pearl River's administration is now all in one location. The offices had been split among Pearl River High School and the Nauraushaun building at the corner of Orangeburg Rd. and Sickletown Rd. The following are now at the new location:
- Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Morgano
- Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Sue Wheeler
- Director of Operations Quinton Van Wynen
- Business Office
- Human Resources and Community Service, Director Diana Musich
- Special Services, Director Carolyn Moffa
- Transportation, Supervisor Shawn Frederick
- Facilities and Maintenance, Director Robert Nelan
The space in the high school where the administration offices had been will now be converted into four new classrooms.
The phone numbers for the administrative offices have not changed. The district's athletic office will remain in high school.
The board of education meeting time for Jan. 10 was moved back to 8 p.m. to allow time for the public to tour the new offices from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The district website has directions from the high school to the new location here.
Voters in the Pearl River School District approved the $4.9 million bond to pay for the purchase of the new property and the conversion of the space at the high school into classrooms in 2010. The purchase was completed in December of that year. Read more about that here.
The property became available when the Africa Inland Mission decided to move its U.S. Headquarters from Pearl River, where it had been since 1969, to Peachtree, GA. The mission completed its move out of the Pearl River location in August as planned.
The district is still planning to sell the apartment complex that came as part of the 4.6-acre property.