Policy development in a modern, forward-looking school system is a dynamic, ongoing process. New challenges, issues, and needs give rise to the continuing need to develop new policies or to revise existing ones.
In December 2018, the Andover School Committee completed a comprehensive review of each district policy making the necessary modifications to address new issues requiring a policy position, updates to remain in compliance with legal requirements, and other considerations of the sitting committee.
The School Committee, with assistance and recommendations from its policy subcommittee, is tasked with ensuring that this manual remains current and with the assistance of the Superintendent's office ensures that as policy changes are adopted, these will be communicated to the Andover Public School community.
In conjunction with the policy review project, the Andover School Committee has adopted this online, searchable manual to enable improved accessibility to the district's policies.
By law, a hard copy of this document is also maintained for public reference in the Superintendent's Office.