As construction on a new building commences on the current Andover High School site next fall, students in grades 10-12 will use the current Lahser High School, while ninth graders will be housed at the former Hickory Grove Elementary School. Since both are located off Lahser Road, planners anticipate a major traffic impact during peak school arrival and dismissal times.
The district proposed staggered start times for the buildings to ease congestion, however, during the first round of school transition meetings for parents in November, several cited concerns about siblings with different start times and the impact on after-school activities.
The survey, which can be found on the district website, outlines two scenarios and seeks feedback on what parents and families would be willing to during arrival and dismissal time. Families with multiple students can fill out separate forms.
Superintendent Rob Glass said he hoped for wide participation and for community members to keep two items in mind.
"One, this transition will be difficult, but workable, and we want it to be as smooth as possible," he recently told members of the BHS School Board. "We also want an accurate handle on what people are really willing to do as far as time constraints."
The survey closes on Feb. 12.