Forest Hills School District’s Central Office will move from its current location at 7550 Forest Road to a new office at 7946 Beechmont Ave. Therefore, Central Office will be closed Nov. 21-23 and Nov. 28-30. During the closing, fingerprinting, registration and background check processes will not be available. Phone calls and emails will continue to be answered on these days. Central Office will open in its new location on Dec. 1.
Contact information for the office will remain the same: the phone number will continue to be 231-3600 and the fax number will remain 231-3830.
The Central Office move to Beechmont Avenue will accommodate relocating the bus fueling station and District Operations offices that are currently on the Anderson High School campus to the current Central Office building on Forest Road. This move is necessary for safety reasons and to provide space for student parking, new traffic patterns and the planned science wing expansion at Anderson High School. The current District Operations building on the AHS campus will be razed.
In addition, the move will provide needed space to accommodate potential future innovative student learning programs and staff professional development. The move will also allow the district to consolidate record storage that is currently housed in several locations throughout the district, including both Anderson and Turpin high schools. This will result in additional educational and office space at both schools.
“After researching multiple options, the district determined that moving Central Office to the building on Beechmont costs far less than building new office space or renting or leasing space at market rates elsewhere in the district. It is the most effective use of district finances, without using funds from the 2014 bond,” explained Scot T. Prebles, superintendent. “I want to thank the Anderson Township Trustees and their administration for their assistance in this move. We appreciate their continued collaboration and support.”
By Heather Goeke and Tracy Huebner