Hanson: Voters to be asked to approve $58.4 million for new elementary school

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At tomorrow’s Special Town Meeting in Hanson, voters will be asked to approve the borrowing of $58.4 million to pay for demolishing the Maquan Elementary School and the Indian Head School, and designing, constructing and furnishing a new pre-kindergarten through grade 5 elementary school at 720 Indian Head Street, the site of the current Indian Head School, to replace both schools.

In addition, the town of Hanson may be eligible for a school construction grant from the Massachusetts School Building Authority amounting to more than 59 percent of the total cost of the project, meaning the town’s share of the project cost would be just over $29 million.

If voters at the Special Town Meeting approve the project, selectmen would then schedule a special election so residents could vote on a ballot question that would authorize a debt exclusion from Proposition 2-1/2 to fund the project.

Tomorrow’s Special Town Meeting gets underway at 9:00 a.m. at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.