Andover High School Building Committee
COMMUNITY EVENT! Please join the Andover High School Building Committee and project team on Monday, February 6th at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Hall Library for our next community forum.
We will be reviewing the preliminary floor plans and landscape architecture designs for the three remaining site approaches.
The landscaping architecture discussion will involve an overview of traffic flow, site amenities, comparisons of the existing athletic programs vs. proposed, and more. We hope to see you there and look forward to hearing from you!
For the most up to date information on the Andover High School Building Project visit: https://andoverhighbuildingproject.org/ and the project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AndoverHighBuildingProject
The Andover High School Facility Study Committee was formed in January 2017. The Committee’s goals were to explore options for addressing the overcrowding, aging building systems, and limitations in programming capabilities at AHS. The Committee reviewed prior facility and enrollment studies; selected an architectural firm (HMFH Architects) to develop a preliminary feasibility study; refined the goals for the project; worked with a demographer to project future enrollment at AHS; worked with HMFH to develop a wide range of options and cost estimates; and conducted more than 40 public and community meetings.
The Town submitted applications to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for ten years seeking state aid to build a new high school. In February 2022, the School Committee voted to ask Town Manager Andrew Flanagan to create an Andover High School Building Committee to start looking into either renovating and building an addition onto the existing high school or building a new high school. This came after the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) denied helping fund the project for the tenth time.
The ultimate decision on whether to go forward with improvements at AHS and, if so, what those improvements will be, is up to the residents of Andover. Any solution will require approval of the community at Town Meeting and likely at the ballot box.
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