About 100 employees of Madera County Office of Education (MCOE) moved into a new building last month and are set to cut the ribbon and show it to the public in a ceremony on Monday.
The Dr. Sally L. Frazier Instructional Support and Conference Center, 1105 S. Madera Ave., provides office space for several divisions of MCOE, which were previously spread out in three locations throughout Madera.
The 49,000-square-foot facility includes a 7,000-square-foot conference room, the largest room in the building, with a capacity to hold 951 people. It can be sectioned off into eight rooms with a capacity of 58 people each, said Opie Riar, the facilities manager for MCOE.
About 450 people may be seated in round tables and, when set up theater-style, the conference room would hold more than twice that much, he said. Nearby a kitchen, which features a walk-in refrigerator and freezer, is yet to be furnished. A shipping and receiving office next to it is set up and taking educational supplies and equipment...