School administrators in Loudon County, Virginia will work in a $26 million building reports the Washington Post.
The new headquarters has 23 conference rooms, two staff break rooms on each floor and a top-floor library with floor-to-ceiling windows. Inset on the building’s brick facade is a nine-foot color replica of the school system’s seal. The School Board meeting room, now a converted gym in Leesburg, will be a high-ceilinged auditorium with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and a seating capacity of 760.
Two break rooms per floor in a five-story building means they’ll be taking a lot of breaks. When will they have time to fill those 23 conference rooms?
Voters in the rapidly growing district rejected funding for a new headquarters in 1999, The Ed Wonks points out, but the board of supervisors approved it anyhow in 2001.