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LWV Forums to Take on Elementary School Debt Exclusion Votes

As Lexington prepares for a Jan. 24 special election with debt exclusion requests to finance the renovation of the Bridge and Bowman elementary schools and the rebuilding of Estabrook Elementary, the League of Women Voters will help inform the voters.

The following information was submitted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington.

On Jan. 24 Lexington’s citizens will be asked to vote on a debt exclusion for the renovation of the and schools and replacement of . The League of Women Voters of Lexington’s First Friday Forum on Jan. 6 is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the projects – the necessity and the costs.

Panelists will include Selectwoman Deb Mauger, Bill Hurley of Capital Expenditures, Director of Public Facilities Pat Goddard and Deborah Rourke, a parent, life-long resident of Lexington and member of the “” committee.

[Both projects must pass at both Town Meeting and the polls. In November, a . Meanwhile, the , which will head to Town Meeting for a vote in April.]

This is the fourth in a series of 2011-2012 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:30 in the Community Meeting Room on the lower level of , 1874 Massachusetts Avenue. 

More Info About the Upcoming Vote on Our Schools

Learn about the upcoming vote on Lexington school renovations and construction at the League of Women Voters' information session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the , 17 Stedman Road.

What's a debt exclusion?  What are we getting for our investment?  Hear from a member of the Board of Selectmen, the Director of Facilities Maintenance and members of the YES and NO campaigns to get the full picture.  

For more information, contact the League at 781-862-7730. All League forums are open to the public at no charge.

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