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School Capacity Subcommittee

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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

Final Report

The report below was presented to the School Committee on June 24th. While we do not anticipate any substantive changes we will continue to refine this report over the summer. We welcome any feedback you have in this regard. The School Committee will make a final decision on the recommendation to be made to the Facilities Master Plan Committee in September. At that point we will be providing public forums to promote these important school projects and to build support for the approval of the Facilities Master Plan at the May, 2022 Town Meeting.

Final Report to School Committee