AES School Building Project

In October 2019, Amesbury residents voted in favor of building a new Amesbury Elementary School next to the Cashman Elementary School. The two buildings will create a "campus" where all Amesbury students grades K-2 will attend AES and students grades 3-5 will attend Cashman.

All School Building Committee meetings are open to the public and can be found on the City Calendar. See the AES Building Committee page for meeting agendas, minutes and committee members.

At the bottom of the page, you'll find attachments with presentations, supporting documentation and building plans.


AES Entry canopy AES approach

AES entry bridge AES outside brick and metal detail

AES cafeteria overhang outside AES feature wall



How is the City paying for this project? 
There will be a temporary tax increase to cover the City's bond repayments, which will begin with small increases and will ramp up to the full tax impact around 2022. As an example, a single-family home valued at $400,000 will see an average tax increase of $370 per year. 

How will the new grade configuration affect my child's education? 
The grade configuration will be PK, K-2 at the new Amesbury Elementary School and grades 3-5 at the existing Cashman Elementary School. This new grade configuration offers students to receive the same quality educational and learning experience through common curriculum, leadership and related services with less communication and curriculum issues between the two elementary schools. This configuration creates staffing efficiencies, teacher collaboration and professional development across each entire grade level. Learn more in the full report.

How will the new school impact traffic in that area?
There was a
traffic study done in 2018 for this project, and it was determined that Lions Mouth Road will be able to accomodate the additional traffic created from having AES in this location along with CES. The intersection at Friend Street and Highland Street will be reconstructed with funding from a Complete Streets grant, and must be complete by June 2021.


aes project schedule

Meeting AgendasMeeting MinutesMonthly Project Update
May 28, 2020  
April 23, 2020   
March 26, 2020 March 26, 2020 
February 6, 2020February 6, 2020 
December 19, 2019December 19, 2019 
November 21, 2019November 21, 2019 
October 10, 2019October 10, 2019 
September 5, 2019September 5, 2019 
June 20, 2019June 20, 2019 
May 23, 2019May 23, 2019May 2019 Update
April 25, 2019April 25, 2019April 2019 Update
March 28, 2019March 28, 2019March 2019 Update
February 28, 2019February 28, 2019February 2019 Update
January 24, 2019January 24, 2019January 2019 Update
December 20, 2018December 20, 2018 
November 29, 2018November 28, 2018 
October 25, 2018October 25, 2018 
September 27, 2018September 27, 2018 
August 23, 2018August 23, 2018 
July 26, 2018July 26, 2018 
June 28, 2018June 28, 2018 
May 24, 2018May 24, 2018 
April 26, 2018April 26, 2018 
March 22, 2018March 22, 2018 
January 30, 2018January 30, 2018 
November 20, 2017November 20, 2017 
June 7, 2017  

You can download the following items (too large to upload)

PDF icon May 2020 AES Artist Renderings14.16 MB
PDF icon April 2020 DiNisco Responses to Councilor Wheeler's Comments451 KB
PDF icon April 2020 AES School Building Committee28.53 MB
PDF icon March 2020 AES School Building Committee26.12 MB
PDF icon March 2020 AES Presentation to Planning Board16.6 MB
PDF icon February 2020 AES School Building Committee (date incorrect on presentation)15.02 MB
PDF icon January 2020 - MSBA - Project Funding Agreement1.94 MB
PDF icon November 2019 - MSBA - Project Scope and Budget Agreement1.31 MB
PDF icon September 2019 AES Presentation - Community Forum6.08 MB
PDF icon February 2019 AES School Building Committee3.09 MB
PDF icon January 2019 AES School Building Committee473.43 KB
PDF icon December 2018 AES School Building Committee3.22 MB
PDF icon November 2018 AES Presentation to Finance Committee4.6 MB
PDF icon November 2018 MSBA Preliminary Design Program Submission86.12 MB
PDF icon October 2018 AES Presentation to School Committee1.64 MB
PDF icon October 2018 AES School Building Committee7.87 MB
PDF icon October 2018 AES Presentation for Public Community Forum10.57 MB
PDF icon September 2018 AES School Building Committee7.93 MB
PDF icon August 2018 AES School Building Committee6.59 MB
PDF icon August 2018 AES Presentation to School Committee2.04 MB
PDF icon July 2018 AES Project Presentation to City Council4.82 MB
PDF icon July 2018 AES Project Presentation to School Committee1.17 MB
PDF icon June 2018 AES School Building Committee6.14 MB
PDF icon June 2018 AES Project Presentation to School Committee6.46 MB
PDF icon June 2018 AES Building Project Community Forum Presentatation3.65 MB
PDF icon May 2018 AES School Building Committee1.54 MB
PDF icon May 2018 MSBA Letter - Cashman Capacity1.37 MB
PDF icon May 2018 AES Building Project Community Forum Presentatation38.13 MB
PDF icon January 2018 Request for Designer Services (RFS)2.57 MB
PDF icon January 2018 Request for Designer Services (RFS) Addendum2.61 MB
PDF icon January 2018 AES Walk Through Sign-in Sheet175.74 KB
PDF icon June 2016 MSBA Process Eligibility709.38 KB