Officials regroup after Hanson voters reject school plan again

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Town and school leaders are back to square one, after Hanson voters again shot down a plan for a new building to replace two crumbling elementary schools.

The school building committee last Monday decided to schedule a meeting with town and district boards on Feb. 12 to discuss “what path to take” with the school building issue, according to Ruth C. Gilbert-Whitner, superintendent of the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District.

A special Town Meeting on Jan. 25 rejected a proposed $58.4 million appropriation for a pre-kindergarten to fifth grade school, which would have replaced the Maquan and Indian Head elementary schools. The same proposal was rejected last October.

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