Bancroft Elementary will be replaced with a new 680-student school, thanks to strong support at the ballot box Tuesday.
Exactly 12 hours following the closing of polls, the School Building Committee met on Wednesday morning to begin fine-tuning the project to prepare it for construction later this year. During the next two years, the School Committee will need to create a plan to redistrict students, decide how to close Shawsheen School and find a new home for its prekindergarten students.
But on Tuesday night, in the emptying spaces of the Andover High field house minutes after polls closed, there was only a sense of celebration from supporters as the final numbers from Andover's nine districts came out. School Committee members, selectmen, League of Women Voters members and others buzzed about the results as they were posted, precinct by precinct, until the moment where the total, if unofficial, vote was finalized