School officials said Tuesday they might consider building a new central office to replace the outdated facility at 820 Commonwealth Ave.
The building that houses the Washington County Board of Education has gradually been expanded over the years since 1938, when the first section was completed.
Water seeps into the transportation office on the basement level of the building during heavy rains and some offices are in portable classrooms that were not suitable for schools, said Schools Superintendent Herman G. Bartlett Jr.
Bartlett said school officials considered renovating the sprawling, one-story facility, but determined that would be "throwing good money after bad.""Generally, it's agreed that this is a tough facility to work in," said Bartlett.