ANDOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Andover School bond included nearly 1,000,000 SF of new and renovated spaces, touching every single district building and many athletic facilities. It involved additions to five elementary schools and building a new one, renovating both middle schools and both high schools, a maintenance shop, and a new district office. In addition to these facilities, the bond included new and improved athletic facilities ranging from new turf baseball/softball fields, tennis courts and tracks, to a new football stadium.
A HIGH SCHOOL WITH CLASS
After the bond passed, construction started almost immediately on the 245,000 SF Andover High School renovation. Designed by Schaefer Architecture, the school included flexible, 21st-century learning environments where classrooms are organized by subject into two-story pods. In addition, the school project also included a 970-seat auditorium with an orchestra pit, a state-of-the-art swimming facility, a FEMA-rated storm shelter and a controlled access main entry with security camera monitoring and buzzer entry.
ELEMENTARY AND MORE
Six elementary schools were included in this bond project. From remodels and upgrades to ground-up buildings, early-age education was a major factor in the scope of this project. All six schools received new storm shelters and upgrades to security measures, highlighting the importance of safety for the students. In addition to keeping students safe, upgrades to student spaces like classrooms and cafeterias should give students an ideal space for enrichment and learning.
WEATHER THE STORM
When a tornado hit Prairie Creek Elementary in Andover, Kansas, Hutton was quick to respond. Although it wasn’t within the original scope of the current bond, Hutton’s existing relationship with the Andover Operations Director led him to contact Hutton immediately. After confirming everyone’s safety, Hutton arrived the next morning to assess the situation and begin the recovery process. The team worked tirelessly to secure the building, extract water, insure the safety of the gas and electrical systems, and build a temporary roof to hold strong through additional storms that week. After that response, USD 385 Andover entrusted Hutton with the restoration job, which was completed in time for the start of the fall semester, only a few months later.
“At the time, we could never have expected or imagined the help that Hutton would provide.”
Andover School District Superintendent