Yes. A redistricting plan will be developed as the West Elementary project nears completion. As part of its enrollment projections, MSBA understands that the district would need to redraw elementary school attendance areas to address current and projected overcrowding at several of the district’s other elementary schools. Several APS elementary schools are currently at capacity, requiring the conversion of non-instructional spaces to instructional purposes to support student needs. Students will be redistricted to the new West Elementary in order to relieve the overcrowding at the other four elementary schools. The redistricting will also enable us to eliminate Sanborn Elementary School’s modular classrooms, which are well beyond the end of their useful life.
APS has an additional 83 students (ages 3-22) in out-of-district special education placements. If West is constructed in a way that gives it adequate space, makes it physically accessible, and enables it to offer programming that accommodates the needs of these current out-of-district students, we anticipate that a number of them in PreK-5 will choose to return to Andover.