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School Renovation/Restructuring Survey
The focus of the School Capacity Sub-Committee is to aid the town in making the best decisions regarding the possible renovation, expansion and construction of schools within our community.  Our committee will identify, evaluate, and present options to the School Committee, who will ultimately recommend a plan to the town’s Facilities Master Plan Committee.  
Facilities Master Plan Phase II for the Town of North Andover includes four (4) important school projects; the renovations and possible additions to:
Atkinson Elementary,
Franklin Elementary,
Kittredge Elementary,
North Andover Middle School.

The goals for these projects include:
updating our oldest schools so that they meet code and meet the needs of our        
providing modern facilities conducive to 21st Century learners;
ensuring equity among our schools; and
providing enough space capacity in our schools to provide needed support services for
       our students, impact  class size, and accommodate enrollment growth going forward.

The School Capacity Sub-Committee has been meeting since December. A list of the Sub-Committee Members can be found here:   Its focus has been on identifying and vetting various models for consideration by the School Committee for its recommendation to the Facilities Master Plan Committee regarding the school projects. The issues being used to vet these models include:
neighborhood schools or grade-based schools;
the number of transitions our students experience;
the most ideal placement for sixth (6th) grade;
the degree of and impact of any needed redistricting;
enrollment projections;
actual capacity and projected needed capacity of our schools;
price of projects; and
construction timing/phasing.

Community input is critical at this stage in the process. Please complete this survey and provide any additional comments at the end that you would like us to consider. You can access meeting notes and resources we have compiled thus far in order to make informed decisions by clicking on this link:[]. It is important to note that the mission of the sub-committee is not to make the final decision, but instead, to identify the possible various models for these school projects, try to ascertain the most important factors to our community for choosing the best model, and to make recommendations to help inform the School Committee's decision.

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Choose the response which best finishes this statement..."My children...
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Identify the school district in which you live. *
Do you feel your child’s/children’s elementary school has equivalent resources (equity) to other schools in town? *
Which is more important to you, maintaining neighborhood schools based on the district you live in or district-wide schools based on the grade your child is in (i.e. grades 1-2 in the same school(s) and grades 3-5 in the same school(s)?
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It is important that we gain an understanding of how the community values certain aspects of these projects. On a scale of 1 - 5, with 1 being “Not Important at All” and 5 being “Extremely Important,” please indicate your feelings about the following aspects of these school projects. *
1 - Not Important
2 - Less Important
3 - Neutral
4 - Somewhat Important
5 - Extremely Important
Minimizing the number of transitions for students from one school to another.
Minimizing the need to redistrict.
Equity among our elementary schools.
Smaller class sizes for our elementary students (20 or less per class).
Smaller class sizes for our middle school students (22 or less per class).
The possible options include various possibilities for the placement of 6th grade. Please indicate your feelings for each possibility on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "Strongly Dislike" and 5 being "Strongly Prefer". *
1 - Strongly Dislike
2 - Somewhat Dislike
3 - Neutral
4 - Somewhat Prefer
5 - Strongly Prefer
Current Middle School model (Grades 6-8 in one school)
6th grade as part of elementary schools (Grades 1-6)
6th grade as part of Lower Middle School (Grades 5-6)
6th grade as Lower Middle School (Grade 6 only)
Possible Options for School Projects *
This question requires you to review a description of the six current identified possible options for school projects, which can be found here: Please review the options and indicate your initial interest below. Bear in mind that this is just a list of identified options. No preference has been given to one over any other. We seek your initial assessment as we continue to identify the pros and cons of each option.  
1 - Not Interested at All
2 - Somewhat Not Interested
3 - Neutral
4 - Somewhat Interested
5 - Very Interested
Option 1 - Renovate and add to Atkinson, Franklin, Kittredge, and Middle School. Maintain existing grade configurations.
Option 2 - Upper and Lower Middle School. Grade configuration would be 1-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12.
Option 3 - Upper and Lower Middle School. Grade Configuration would be 1-5, 6 by itself, 7-8, 9-12.
Option 4 - 2 Middle Schools. Maintain current grade configurations.
Option 5 - Upper and Lower Middle School and Upper and Lower Elementary Schools. Grade configuration would be 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12.
Option 6 - Move 6th grade to Elementary Schools. Grade configuration would be 1-6, 7-8, and 9-12.
Other: Enter additional option below
Other Possible Option Description
What problems are you currently experiencing with the schools/facilities?
Please provide any feedback you feel might be helpful to this process.
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