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School Capacity Subcommittee

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Participate in a Public Forum

We are pleased to announce that the North Andover School Committee voted September 23rd to recommend several school projects to the North Andover Facilities Master Planning Committee. These projects are critical to the success of our students going forward. We will be presenting the details of these projects at public forums to be held at the schools and other locations around town. We hope you are able to join us at one of the public forums to learn more about these important projects and to have any of your questions answered.

Introduction

The focus of the School Capacity Subcommittee is to aid the town in making the best decisions regarding the possible renovation, expansion and construction of schools within our community. Facilities Master Plan Phase II, for the Town of North Andover, includes four important school projects–the renovations and possible additions to Atkinson Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Kittredge Elementary, and North Andover Middle School.

The goals for these projects include:

  • updating our oldest schools to meet code and the needs of our students;
  • providing modern facilities conducive to 21st Century learners;
  • ensuring equity among our schools; and
  • providing enough space capacity in our schools to provide needed support services for our students, impact class size, and accommodate future enrollment growth 

The subcommittee will develop options and engage the public to gather input, vet, and respond to plans. The work of this subcommittee will proceed in parallel and inform the work of the Facilities Master Plan II Committee. Ultimately the plan will be presented for review by the citizens of the town, at the May, 2022 Town Meeting. It is anticipated the town will commission a school building plan in phases. The first series of projects may begin in FY23 and be overseen by the School Building Committee.

Members

Holly Vietzke-Lynch, Chair / NAMS

Jim Mealey, School Administration

Christy Martin, Kittredge Elementary

Michael Lis, Franklin Elementary

Laurie Arria, Sargent Elementary

Chrissy Harakal, Atkinson Elementary

Bill Hart, Thomson Elementary 

Stan Limpert, District/Community

 

Contact Info

North Andover Public Schools 
566 Main Street 
North Andover, MA 01845 
978-794-1503

School Committee Recommendation

The North Andover School Committee voted September 23rd to recommend the following school projects to the North Andover Facilities Master Planning Committee:

  • Renovate and add capacity to the North Andover Middle School
  • Renovate and add capacity to Atkinson Elementary
  • Renovate and add capacity to Franklin Elementary, including a new gym
  • Build a new Kittredge on the same site as the existing Kittredge
  • Build a gym for the ABECC on the site of the preschool playground and relocate the preschool playground next to the kindergarten playground

School Capacity Public Forum Presentation

Sept 23rd Presentation to School Committee

Final Report to School Committee