The MSBA process is stringent and lengthy, with each step prescribed by state law.
The West Elementary building project was accepted into the MSBA program in December 2017, which started the “eligibility period” and allowed creation of the West Elementary School Building Committee.
In May 2018, Andover Town Meeting approved funding for the West Elementary feasibility study. The study is expected to be completed in early 2020 and will yield a “preferred solution” to address facility needs through either a building renovation or replacement.
Bidding for design and construction would follow. It takes 16 to 24 months to complete renovation or new construction, depending on the project size and complexity.