West Elementary & Shawsheen PreK School Building Committee

What's New? 

Our next virtual Community Forum is Wednesday, May 19th at 7PM

West Elementary/Shawsheen Preschool video

Areial WESP


Project Scope and Funding approved by the MSBA Board on April 14th


Enrollment1,055 Students (includes Pre-K)
Building Size191,028 SF
MSBA Max Reimbursement Rate45.95% (form 3011)
Effective Reimbursement Rate25.35% (form 3011)
Total Project Budget (SD Estimate)$151,661,968
Anticipated MSBA Grant$38,447,427
Anticipated District Share$113,214,541


What's Next for Andover Residents?

Get your project questions answered by emailing the Committee Chair: Paula Colby-Clements or School Committee Vice Chair, Susan McCready to be prepared for:
  • Saturday, June 5th - Annual Town Meeting Vote: Town Meeting votes on project (2/3rd's approval vote needed)
  • Tuesday, June 15th - Ballot Vote: Town votes by ballot on a debt exclusion to fund the project outside of Proposition 2 1/2 (simple majority needed)

Important Events in 2021

  • June 5th- Annual Town Meeting: Town meeting will need to approve the project by a 2/3rd vote in order to move to the ballot initiative.
  • June 15th- Ballot Vote: Town votes on a debt exclusion to fund the project outside of Proposition 2 1/2. A simple majority is required to finalize the proposition 2 ½ override.

Module 4

West El Module 4

Overall Steps in the Process

MSBA Modules

Meetings are live-streamed on Andover TV and may be watched on Comcast 99 and Verizon 43.

To view a previous West El & Shawsheen PreK School Building Committee meeting, click here for archives. 


Committee Members


Paula Colby Clements
Chairperson
Andrew Flanagan
Town Manager
Susan McCready
School Committee
Tracey Spruce
School Committee
Claudia Bach
Interim Superintendent
Janet Nicosia
Director of Facilities
Steve Nembirkow
Chief Operations Officer
Elizabeth Roos
Member
Jennifer Hunt
Member
Heather Eigen
Member
Donna Walsh
Finance Director
Paul Rollins
Member
Siggy Pfendler
Member
Armata Kirpalani
Member
Rick Almeida
Member
Mark Johnson
Member
Carol Green
Member




Owner’s Project Manager: PMA Consultants
Architect: SMMA