Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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January 25, 2011

New Bancroft School project approved

Andover will build a replacement for the structurally problematic Bancroft Elementary School.

More than 63 percent of those appearing at the polls today, Tuesday, voted in favor of a plan that will create a 680-student $44 million building elsewhere on the current school site. Once the new school is complete, the current Bancroft will be torn down. The state is expected to reimburse the town approximately $17 million.

The town clerk's office reported that 3,163 of the town's registered voters turned out, although another snowstorm might have discouraged some from voting during the morning hours.

For more on this story, see the print edition of the Townsman, available in stores Wednesday afternoon.

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