Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 13, 2013

AHS scores official seal

With accreditation secured, now real work begins


Improving access to the school’s library ends the list, and is repeated throughout the report.

As it stands, the library isn’t always available for students before, during and after school. Lord has until Feb. 1 to devise a plan correcting that.

“(Students) arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m., and I’ll often go by there and the kids are sitting out there waiting for (the library) to open,” Lord said. “Same thing in the afternoon. Sometimes they have a faculty meeting and you can’t go into the library. Kids would nag out until after the time.”


The remaining items on the list must be in motion in 1 1/2 years, on the two-year anniversary of the visit. Among those nine goals:

Implement a plan to increase students’ respect for the school, underscoring their role and responsibility for its cleanliness.

Upgrade the library’s print and digital materials.

Address the physical appearance of the library, as well as space issues.

Incorporate “future learning” concepts into daily learning objectives shared with students.

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