Hanson: Town Votes to Fund the Completion of Maquan School Closure

All three articles on the agenda for Hanson’s winter Special Town Meeting receive voter approval in a matter of minutes.

Hanson Selectmen Chair James McGahan describes Article #2 on the Special Town Meeting agenda:

Chairman McGahan also describes Article #3:

Residents also voted to appropriate over $555,000 in town funds to move full speed ahead on the closing of Maquan Elementary. Maquan’s preschool program will move to Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, and grades K-2 will move to Indian Head Elementary.

5th graders will be bumped up into Hanson Middle School, and special needs students will have their programs moved to Duval Elementary.

Hanson’s annual Town Meeting will take place at Hanson Middle School this year on Monday, May 7th.


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Mimi Walker is a 2016 graduate from Emerson College, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. While at Emerson, she was both an avid reporter and an on-air music personality at 88.9 WERS, Emerson’s long-running radio station. She also wrote for several on-campus publications. She covered the 2015 Edward R. Murrow awards in New York City, and had previous internships at 103.3 AMP radio and at Seacrest Studios in Boston Children’s Hospital (as well as with Rob and Lisa on the South Shore Morning News!) Her proudest academic achievement is being a TOMODACHI scholar and contributing to an iBook about American Senator and war hero Daniel Inouye, which led her all across Japan in her many school travels. Thanks to her time in Japan, and a semester abroad in the Netherlands, Mimi has an appetite for stories and all kinds of art across the globe.