Project Scope: Next 3 Years

Andover voters approved two bond issue questions on Tuesday, May 9 that will fund over $188 million dollars worth of school and athletic projects. Here are the unofficial results of the election:

Question #1: Yes: 2412  No: 815 
Question #2: Yes: 1772  No: 1452

The bond issue included:

Proposition 1: $168.8 million that results in NO bond mill rate increase:

  • Build storm shelters onto Cottonwood Elementary, Robert Martin Elementary, Sunflower Elementary, Andover Middle, Andover Central Middle & Andover Central High School.
  • Add secure entrances and renovate Cottonwood Elementary, Prairie Creek Elementary, Robert Martin Elementary, Sunflower Elementary, Wheatland Elementary, Andover Middle, Andover Central Middle & Andover Central High School.
  • Build a new Meadowlark Elementary on a new site.
  • Build a new Andover High School on the same site and keep existing gyms.
  • Add additional preschool programming.
  • Upgrade district athletic facilities including middle school tracks and tennis, Andover High School stadium, locker rooms & parking and enhance Andover Central High School stadium to host home events.
  • Build a district tennis complex.
  • Address district-wide necessary facility improvements
  • Renovate existing Meadowlark building for District Office, Support Services & Andover eCademy.

Proposition 2: $19.805 million that results in a 2.3 mill rate increase:

  • Build a district pool to provide a place for curriculum, swimming & diving teams.
  • Construct new career & professional studies center.
  • Add artificial turf to varsity softball and baseball fields.
  • The mill rate increase on a $100,000 home for proposition 2 would be $26.45 per year, just over $2 per month.