By Tim Ashley
SYRACUSE — All Wawasee Community School Corporation central office staff members have moved in to the new central office on Sycamore Street behind Casey’s General Store in Syracuse. Mostly what remains to be done is the exterior work such as landscaping, irrigation, extending the sidewalk to the parking lot, signage out by Sycamore Street and finishing the parking lot.
It is estimated the remaining work will be finished around mid-September.
A new central office became a reality when buildings were obtained from Alan Tehan. Moving to a new central office will free up space for Pathways Cooperative career and technical programs, some of which are growing considerably. Some Pathways classes will be moved into the old central office after it is renovated during the current school year by building trades students working with a local contractor.
This will also reduce the number of Pathways students who need to ride a bus to attend class.
All staff members who worked in the previous central office by Wawasee High School have moved to the new location. They include Dr. Tom Edington, superintendent; Dr. Steve Troyer, assistant superintendent; James Flecker, director of finance; Jennifer Phillips, director of special services; Tammy Hutchinson, administrative assistant to Edington; Jean Tarner, administrative assistant to Troyer; Michelle Graber, administrative assistant to Phillips; Sandy Hollar, deputy treasurer; Deb Ashby, payroll; Rachel Moore, finance clerk; and Barb Casey, receptionist and sub coordinator.
There are a few extra offices and other staff members may be moved in to those offices later.
The old central office was built at the same time the high school was in the late 1960s. It was added on to in 1992.