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1. What has the Andover High School Facility Study Committee been doing? Are there any significant findings from the Andover High School feasibility study?
2. What are the major deficiencies of the Andover High School facility? What current educational standards are not being met?
3. Why is the temperature within Andover High often uncomfortable in winter and summer? What are the major contributing factors?
4. What future enrollment projections is the School Committee using or planning to use to ensure the High School project meets projected future needs?
5. Didn’t Andover recently renovate the high school?
6. Can the state help with Andover’s school facility needs? Has Andover sought this assistance?
7. Why did the district decide to ask for MSBA help for Andover High in April 2018?
8. What are the primary options being considered for Andover High construction?
9. What are the factors to consider in the decision between an addition plus renovation versus new construction?
10. Is “do nothing” an option being considered for Andover High?
11. How can a renovated or new facility provide a better and more current instructional program for students?
12. Why will the MSBA decision in December be a critical milestone for the Andover High project?
13. When will improvements to Andover High begin? When will improvements be complete?
14. Which other Massachusetts communities have undertaken major projects to improve their high schools?
15. Why are multiple schools being considered for renovation or reconstruction at the same time?
16. Why did the district ask the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) for help with West Elementary, rather than Andover High, in April 2017?
17. What are the pros and cons of participating in the MSBA program and of building without MSBA partnership?
18. What paths are being taken to address both AHS and West Elementary?
19. When will improvements to West Elementary begin? When will improvements be complete?
20. How are Andover buildings being maintained?
21. Will Andover High continue to be maintained while we are going through this process?
22. How does the town pay for facility construction projects?
23. What is Andover’s track record for past school construction being on or under budget?
24. What is the potential impact of school construction projects on my taxes?
25. I have no children who attend Andover Public Schools. How will this project benefit me and the community?
26. Are any other high-priority school facilities being considered for improvement?
27. What public input has occurred to date? How can the public be engaged in this process?
28. Who will make the decision about which building project(s) to pursue?
29. How accurate are the cost estimates?

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1. What is the timeline for physicals?
2. When is the user fee due?

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1. What is OS?
2. What is iOS?
3. What is the difference between Apps and Application?
4. How do I request an app or application?
5. What is Self Service?
6. Why do we have an AUP?
7. What is Web 2.0 Tools?
8. Do I need parent permission to use Internet/Web 2.0 Tools with my students?
9. Can I use my personal email address when subscribing to Web 2.0 Tools?
10. Should I have a disclaimer on my website?

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1. What is Aspen?
2. Who can access Aspen?
3. How do I access the portal?
4. Where can I access it?
5. What do I do if I can’t connect to the website?
6. What do I do if I cannot remember or have not received my login name?
7. What do I do if I have forgotten my password?
8. Aspen is telling me that my account is disabled. What do I do?
9. I have more than one student attending Andover Public Schools. Do I have to have separate accounts for each student?
10. Where can I find information on using the portal?
11. Can I change my security question? What about my password?
12. What do I do if I have a question about my child’s attendance record?
13. Why is my child’s grade so low today when it was much higher a week ago?
14. What do I do if I have a question about my child’s grades?
15. Why can I see more current grade information in one class than in another?
16. I want to show someone my child’s grades. Should I just give them my Aspen login?
17. How do I update my information (Set Preferences)?
18. How do I change my password or email address?
19. Is my child’s information secure?

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1. What are the hours of the school day?
2. What does my child need to bring to school?

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1. How do I apply for a job?
2. Who do I contact regarding retirement questions?
3. When is open enrollment for employee benefits?

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1. What do I do if my child is absent?
2. What should I do if there is a change in my child's dismissal routine?
3. How do I find out if school has been cancelled?

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1. How do I report my child's absence?
2. What's for lunch?
3. How do I register my child for South School?

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1. My child has had some difficulty in school lately and I would like to have him evaluated to see if he has any special needs. How do I go about doing this?
2. We are going to be moving to Andover and we have a child who is in elementary school and is on an IEP. Can you tell me what kind of special education programs you have?
3. I would like to hire a tutor to work with my child after school. Who do I contact?

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1. How are families and staff notified of School Closings?
2. What happens if inclement weather happens during the school day?
3. How does the new Ethics Law affect gift giving to school employees?
4. How do I enroll my child into the school system?
5. I'm moving to Andover, what school will my child attend?
6. If I move out of my district into another Andover district, does my child have to change schools?

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1. When does the school day begin and end?
2. Who do I call if my child is going to be absent?
3. What are the rules if I choose to pick up my child for dismissal?

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1. What information do I need to apply to a Private School?
2. On line Course Catalog Questions
3. What are the schools' hours?
4. How do I arrange a meeting with a teacher?
5. When do after school activities start?

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1. If my child is going to be tardy or will miss school, whom do I contact?
2. My child lost something, where would he/she look for it?