Dirt work at the Central Office
If you have ventured by the Central Office building at 400 E. 7th in the past week, you have noticed a lot of dirt work being done to the west and north sides of the building. I was asked the other day by someone passing by what was going on and I responded that we had a water leak and just couldn’t find it! (Just a Joke!) But really, what is going on is that we are adding office space to the back of this building and some parking to the west side in order to accommodate our special education co-op offices. In the process, we are also remodeling the garage that is in the back of our current building and making it a boardroom. This is so we can connect our current offices with the new co-op offices and to also provide more room for our board meetings. We want to give our guests who attend our meetings more room to sit. The current boardroom is very small and does not comfortably provide space for our meetings. The new boardroom will be larger than the existing boardroom and better accommodate our activities at the meeting and our guests.
|I was asked the other day by someone passing by what was going on and I responded that we had a water leak and just couldn’t find it! (Just a Joke!|
Sunray ISD is the fiscal agent for a co-op for special education services that includes Sunray, Texhoma, Gruver, Channing, Hartley and Texline. Together, this group is known as the Northwest Texas Shared Services Arrangement (NWTSSA). The reason we have a shared service arrangement for our special education services is to help each of these school save money while working with special needs students without having to duplicate services that can best be done through a shared arrangement. The NWTSSA is currently housed in a classroom in the middle school, but Sunray ISD needs this classroom for our music program at the elementary school. Therefore, we needed to move these offices. That is why we are making the addition to the Central Office building. This addition will give the NWTSSA some much needed room to work, be in close proximity to our administration offices and provide them ample storage for their records. It will also produce a more professional and confidential climate for their office work.
The individual school districts that make up the shared service arrangement will be paying a yearly lease amount to Sunray ISD for the use of the office space, so Sunray ISD will be recouping the cost of the office space project through lease payments.
The entire project is currently on time and should be finished by early Spring depending on the weather and how the project progresses, so keep coming by and seeing the progress over the next few months.