Leave it to the “Lunch Lady” to show the fine arts are on a comeback in Andover’s public schools.

Or, more accurately, the Lunch Lady’s author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka.

His visit to town next week is being seen as a sign that after years of budget cuts, the tide has begun to turn on arts education.

A recent self-study by a School Department team determined that Andover’s student artists, writers, performers and the like possess tremendous talent and should be better recognized and nurtured.

And now, with the financial support of the private Andover Coalition for Education, guest authors and performers are coming to town more often to engage students in the arts.

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