The Andover High School Facility Study Committee continues to meet to develop options for both town-funded and MSBA paths. Community feedback is critical at this stage. The next significant decision point will be in December 2018 when the district learns whether or not AHS has been accepted into the MSBA program. This information will have significant impact on both potential costs and timelines for any AHS facility project.
Acceptance to the MSBA program would provide considerable financial assistance (upwards of 40 percent of eligible costs). However, the program prescribes specific steps that generally take longer to complete than do projects that are solely district/town-funded. As such, taking advantage of MSBA’s significant monetary assistance would delay the completion of construction by at least one year beyond the time required for a self-funded project.