Andover School Committee News Updates

2021-22 School Year

March 3, 2022 - Andover School Committee statement on Instructional Assistants negotiations Fact Finder's report

September 30, 2021 – Department of Labor Relations issues decision in the unfair labor practice charge based on the 2019 South School hostile workplace investigation.

2020-21 School Year

June 25, 2021 - Instructional Assistants Fail to Reach Agreement with School Committee

June 25, 2021 - School Committee Reaches Memorandum of Agreement with Andover Educators

June 17, 2021 - School Committee Votes to Change School Start Times for 2021-22 SY

May 28, 2021:  A Primer for the 2021 Andover Annual Town Meeting

​November 2, 2020 - APS Plan for 2020-21 School Year Continues in Absence of Agreement with Teachers’ Union

October 20, 2020 - Andover School Committee Requests Formal Proposals for Superintendent of Schools Search

September 10, 2020 - A Primer for the 2020 Andover Annual Town Meeting

September 9, 2020 - Andover School Committee Prevails at Department of Labor Relations

September 3, 2020 - Statement from APS Chief Operations Officer

August 31, 2020 - School Committee votes unanimously to authorize district legal counsel to petition Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations

August 28, 2020 - Message from School Committee Chairperson Shannon Scully on the safe return to school buildings

August 24, 2020 - Doherty Middle School Track and Field Area to be Named in Honor of the Tucker Family

2019-20 School Year

July 28, 2020- Superintendent (Berman) Evaluation Documents for 2019-2020

 Superintendent Summary Evaluation Documents

Superintendent Individual Evaluations by Members 

 

End-of-Year Progress Report on Superintendent Goals

Superintendent Composite Evaluation FY20 Final- Approved July 30, 2020

Summary Evaluation Matrix FY20

SuperEval FY20 Blumstein

SuperEval FY20 McCready

SuperEval FY20 Murphy

SuperEval FY20 Scully

SuperEval FY20 Spruce


June 12, 2020- Statement from the Andover School Committee regarding AEA negotiations

June 8, 2020- Anti-Racism Activism within APS

June 1, 2020- Andover School Committee responds to recent incidents across the U.S and in Andover

March 17, 2020 - School Committee Update regarding the Coronavirus


2018-19 School Year

June 24, 2019 - Superintendent (Berman) Evaluation 2018-2019

 Superintendent Summary Eval Docs

Superintendent Individual Evaluations by Members 

 

Superintendent Berman FY19 Composite Eval

Evaluation Matrix FY19

End of Year Progress Reports on Superintendent Goals

Statement from School Committee on Superintendent Evaluation

Dr. Berman's Memo to School Committee

 

FY19 J Blumstein

FY19 S McCready

FY19 P Murphy

FY19 S Scully

FY19 T Spruce

September 25, 2018 - At the September 20, 2018 meeting, the School Committee voted to approve the 2019-2020 school calendar. This was the third reading of the proposed calendars, and the vote was unanimous following thoughtful consideration, discussion and feedback from the public, the AEA and students. The approved 2019-20 calendar is different than the 2018-19 school calendar. Based on responses to the committee from parents, teachers, students and the community, school will be in session on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Good Friday in 2019-20.

A few important notes on this decision:

The district does not and cannot make decisions about school vacation days based on religion. Instead, we’ve traditionally not had school on “low attendance days” when so few staff and students would be available that the district could not reasonably operate. Four of those days are observed as religious days (Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, Good Friday and Christmas Eve) and a fifth is the day after Thanksgiving.

The School Committee votes annually on the following year’s calendar; this calendar is for 2019-20. This will allow the SC to assess and determine which days, if any, are truly “low attendance” days.

Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Good Friday are included on the diverse list of religious and ethnic observances given special consideration under the School Committee’s Religious and Ethnic Observances policy which can be found here. September 5, 2018

2018-2019 - Religious and Ethnic Observances

2017-18 School Year

June 25, 2018 Superintendent (Berman) Evaluation 2017-2018

 Superintendent Summary Eval Docs

 Superintendent Individual Evaluations by Members

 

SC Memo EOY Standards 1-4

End of Year Progress Reports on Superintendent Goals

Superintendent Berman FY18 Composite Eval

Evaluation Matrix FY18

 

SuperEval FY18 Blumstein

SuperEval FY18 McCready


SuperEval FY18 Murphy

SuperEval FY18 Scully

SuperEval FY18 Spruce

April 26, 2018 - ASC Letter to the Community

February 16, 2018 - Statement of the Andover School Committee re AHS Hockey

Statement of the Andover School Committee

Dr. Berman's Statement

SC Statement Against Hate: SC Position Taken at SC Meeting on September 7, 2017

June 27, 2017
The Andover School Committee will vote on a new three-year contract with the Andover Education Association Unit A on July 6, 2017. The School Committee’s negotiating subcommittee and the union’s negotiation team have agreed to extend their 2014-2017 collective bargaining agreement through August 31, 2020. The agreement was reached by the negotiation teams on June 14, 2017, ratified by the Andover Education Association Unit A membership on June 23, 2017 and will be voted on by the School Committee on July 6, 2017. 


Memorandum of Agreement: The Andover School Committee and The Andover Education Association - Unit A - June 14, 2017