New home: Schools system begins moving into central office

Published 12:10 am Saturday, March 5, 2016

After more than 20 years, Rowan-Salisbury Schools finally has a central office. Since 1989, system administration has operated out of five buildings scattered around Salisbury and East Spencer. After long talks, debate, mediation with the County Commissioners and a near lawsuit, the district broke ground on a site in the 500 block of N. Main St. in April 2015. There are still a few rough edges to smooth — landscaping that needs to be done and technology to be installed — but the building is live-in ready, and Assistant Principal Anthony Vann has received a temporary certificate of occupancy. At full completion the Wallace Educational Forum is priced at a little over $9 million. On Friday morning, the system began the long process of moving into its new home.

“A lot of folks thought this day would never come,” Vann said.

See Monday’s Post for in-depth coverage of the new Rowan-Salisbury Schools central office.