How can I get more information about the project?

We have been using a variety of communication methods to get timely and relevant information to all those who have an interest in or who may be impacted by this project: West El and Shawsheen parents, guardians, and staff; neighbors; the broader Andover school community; and the Andover community at large. We have hosted a number of public forums to update the community on the project. Up-to-date information is posted on the website of the West Elementary School Building Committee: This site also has an abundance of archived information, such as the minutes of past School Building Committee meetings and reports and presentations from the various consultants.

Meetings of the School Building Committee are live streamed and archived on Andover TV and may be watched on Comcast 99 and Verizon 43. Meetings are open to the public and notifications are posted to the Town of Andover and Andover Public Schools websites. Information also is posted on Facebook at:

Any questions or concerns about the project can be sent by email to the chairperson of the Building Committee, Joel Blumstein, at:

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1. What will the new West El/Shawsheen Preschool look like and where will it be located?
2. How will the educational environment be improved at the new West El?
3. How will the educational environment be improved at the new Shawsheen preschool?
4. What is the schedule for construction activities?
5. How will traffic circulation change during construction?
6. How will construction vehicles enter and exit the site?
7. How will people be notified of changes in traffic circulation?
8. What will the project work hours be?
9. Will play areas be relocated during construction?
10. What will happen to the playing fields behind the current West El?
11. Will there be other impacts on students’ learning environment during construction?
12. When will the new schools open?
13. What are the next steps in the MSBA process/timeline?
14. What is the project budget and what is being done to ensure that there are no cost overruns?
15. What will the tax impact be of the new West El/Shawsheen Preschool?
16. Will the project involve redistricting and, if so, when will that occur?
17. The new WESB project is described as “Net Zero Ready.” What does that mean?
18. Why wasn’t the installation of solar panels on the roof and/or in the parking areas made a part of the current construction project?
19. How much of the new West El/ Shawsheen Preschool energy needs will come from on-site sources?
20. What will happen to the existing West El facility?
21. What will happen to the existing Shawsheen facility?
22. Who are the project contractors?
23. Who serves on the West Elementary/Shawsheen School Building Committee?
24. How can I get more information about the project?