West Mifflin Area School District to move main offices to municipal building
West Mifflin Area School District's main offices will join the borough administration at its new municipal building — the former Trumbull Corp. location at 1020 Lebanon Road — before the start of the next school year.
The school board voted 7-2 on Thursday to approve a lease agreement with the borough from May 1 to April 30, 2019, with three five-year options. The district will pay the borough $84,000 per year during the initial term. Board members Richard Crux and Ron Rubinsak were the opponents, but Superintendent Daniel Castagna called the decision to move a “win-win” for the district and the borough.
“It centralizes all the services for our community all in one place,” he said. “You'll be able to pay your taxes and yell at the superintendent in the same spot.”
The borough and the school district administrations previously occupied the building at 3000 Lebanon Church Road until the borough purchased its new headquarters for more than $4 million from the Trumbull Corp. in February.
The building, which sits on 1.332 acres across the street from a GetGo and the Port Authority's garage, is near the Allegheny County Airport, Century Square and the Pittsburgh city line.
The borough held its first public meeting in the building last week, but Castagna said the district's current five-year lease at the Lebanon Church Road location isn't up until July 1. Thursday's meeting was conducted in the middle school auditorium.
During the summer, the administration officially will begin moving its operations and staff of 16 to the new building.
“After the kids are out of school, we'll probably start moving furniture,” Castagna said. “Then the last things we'll have to do is move the fiber optic connections, phone lines, computer hardware and software.”
As for the school board, it will continue conducting its meetings at the middle school through at least the end of summer.
“The board still has to decide if they want to hold these meetings at the new building,” Castagna said. “The borough has council chambers that we can use, but that's still up for discussion.”
Tim Karan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or email@example.com.
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