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Farmington School District 192 office will likely move this summer

Moving boxes could figure in the near future for employees in the Farmington School District's central office.

The district is working on plans that would move district employees from their downtown offices into space at Farmington High School.

Superintendent Jay Haugen said Monday the move has been discussed for years, but some changes recently have made the cost of renovating FHS to accommodate the new occupants "reasonable."

It's not clear yet exactly what that cost will be. Haugen said it could be between $50,000 and $100,000 depending on what renovations the district chooses to make.

The cost of making those changes would be offset at least in part by a $50,000 payment the district recently received for a power line easement on property it owns in Castle Rock Township. The district would also benefit from no longer having to pay the $20,000 per year Haugen said it costs to maintain the current district office. The district would likely sell its current building on Walnut Street.

Haugen said moving the district office to the high school has been a topic of discussion since before he took over in the district. He supported the idea.

"I really like having the district office in a school," he said. "It reminds us what it's all about."

The move could happen as early as mid-August.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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