Moving the school district\u2019s central offices out of the town hall annex is back on the town\u2019s agenda in 2018. The Board of Selectmen is considering a new plan that would pack up the Ridgefield Public Schools central office, located off the same parking lot as Yanity gym, and relocate it to the Richard E. Venus Building \u2014 across the street from the police station. Baldwin told the Board of Education of the town\u2019s plan Jan. 8, and said the school offices would take up the building\u2019s first floor and its basement. Baldwin said the plans drawn up by Mose Associates Architects would leave the office with about 390 square feet less than it currently uses \u2014 a concern she has already made note of to the selectmen. \u00a0 \u201cThey also communicated to us that they would do an environmental study of that space, because there were some health concerns about the basement,\u201d Baldwin said. The town does not know when the move would take place. Baldwin estimated that, at the very earliest, the move would take place sometime in the 2019-20 school year. \u201cWhat would the cost be for the buildout and the move, and who would pay that expense?\u201d asked board member James Keidel. \u201cBecause we\u2019re always worried about money.\u201d Upwards of $1.5 million was the estimate Baldwin said she\u2019d heard, though that figure will be final only after the plans for the move are finished. \u201cAnd who would pick that up?\u201d Keidel pressed. \u201cThe million-plus \u2014 because it\u2019s always more than you think it\u2019s gonna be.\u201d Baldwin said it still is not clear who will pick up the tab. \u201cIt\u2019s really not us who\u2019s driving this,\u201d said board Chairwoman Fran Walton. \u201cIt\u2019s really being driven by the Board of Selectmen. \u2026 They have to decide how they want to do this.\u201d Walton asked the board\u2019s negotiations committee to take on discussing the matter with the Board of Selectmen.