Temple ISD admin moving to new HQ

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Temple Independent School District administration personnel will soon be moving into their new headquarters in the Santa Fe Plaza.

About 65 administrators and support staff will start the move October 9,  with the plan being to be completely moved by mid-November.

The three-story, 48,600 square-foot building will offer parents with one location for dealing with the administration.

Administrative departments have up to now been spread through three different buildings.

Superintendent Bobby Ott says he believes that by getting everything under one roof,  the district will better support those it serves.

“One centralized location will provide our families a one-stop facility to handle their student’s needs as well as provide for a more user-centered approach to service,”  he said.

The move will mark the first time in decades that district leadership will be united under one roof,  with a centralized administration building being a district goal for many years.

The plaza became a joint venture between the City of temple, the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, Temple ISD and other community partners aimed at furthering the city’s downtown revitalization efforts.

Through the partnership, the reinvestment zone provided $10 million, or about 83 percent of the $12 million cost for the building and infrastructure improvements.

The remaining $2 million was paid by the district from the fund balance two years ago.

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