Most members of the office staff from the Orchard Park Central School District have moved into new district offices on Southwestern Boulevard.
Superintendent Matthew McGarrity said his office, along with special-education administration and public relations, have remained at the district administration building at 3330 Baker Road.
“We’re probably going to go within the next couple weeks,” he said.
Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES also rents space in the old school and is expected to stay there.
The district bought the property at 2240 Southwestern from Young Development Co. for $4.1 million. It also will be relocating the transportation office and buses to the site sometime this summer.
Voters approved spending $11.5 million to purchase and renovate the property to be the new location for the bus garage and district offices.
The superintendent said most of the construction that took place was in the main district office building, where some walls were moved. There is a section on the south end of the building that was the main site of construction, and it will include a new School Board area and a conference room, he said.
“We probably won’t have any board meeting over there until after July,” McGarrity said.
The property includes two office buildings, two garage facilities, a storage building and an above-ground truck fueling area. There is access from Southwestern and Angle Road.
The existing bus garage behind the Middle School in the Village of Orchard Park is not large enough for all of the district’s buses. The district plans to move all its buses to the Southwestern location.
Offices that have moved include student registration, human resources, business, curriculum and instruction, and technology. The special-education office is to move in July, and the transportation department is expected to move later this summer.
McGarrity said the district and Town of Orchard Park are still discussing the future of the Baker Road building. Senior citizens have been advocating for the town to buy the building and convert it into a senior center.
“Nothing has been determined yet,” he said.