West Elementary & Shawsheen Preschool Building Committee

What's Next for Andover Residents? 

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).

More information from the Andover Town Clerk on the Ballot Questions, including details on West Elementary & Shawsheen Preschool Funding 

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

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 5

5 MSBA Modules

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
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
Jennifer Hunt
Heather Eigen
Donna Walsh
Finance Director
Paul Rollins
Siggy Pfendler
Armata Kirpalani
Rick Almeida
Mark Johnson
Carol Green

Owner’s Project Manager: PMA Consultants
Architect: SMMA