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Ballot Questions - Informational Forum by the League of Women Voters
A forum to explain and discuss two State Ballot questions and two local warrant articles will be sponsored by the Hamilton-Wenham League of Women Voters on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Buker Elementary School. The League, aware that voters will need to know about these issues before National elections (Nov. 6) and both towns’ fall meetings (Hamilton on Oct. 13 and Wenham on Oct. 27) has invited state and local representatives to explain their positions on the issues. There will be time for discussion.
Speaking in favor of Question 2, Prescribing Medication to End Life” on the State Ballot will be Dr. Paul Spears, representative from “Yes On Dignity.” The speaker against, Dr. Alexandra Cist, will speak for “The Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide.”
The State Ballot’s Question 3 has to do with “Medical Use of Marijuana.” Speaking for it will be Dr. Karen Munkacy from “Committee for Compassionate Medicine.” Speaking against it will be Marilyn Belmonte from “Vote no on Question 3.
The last part of the evening will be devoted to an explanation of ballot Question 4 and Question 5, captial debt exclusion overrides totaling $2mil requested by the School Committee. They are presented as two separate questions because one project is eligible for state grant which requires a separate vote.
The League also reminds residents that the deadline to register to vote in the November 6 is Oct. 17.
More About Bessie Buker Elementary School
Bessie Buker Elementary School is the only elementary school in Wenham and it serves Hamilton and Wenham students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
In addition to two classes each for grades 1-5, the school's 12 classrooms are also home to both half-day and full-day kindergarten classes.
Students at the school perform above average on standardized tests.
The school's staff and administration are guided by several mottos, including ""We Care for Ourselves, Other People and Our Environment," "Educating the Whole Child," "All Children Can and Will Learn" and "Excellence in Teaching and Leading."
The school is located on a small street that's closed to through traffic during school hours.
The school also typically hosts Wenham's town meetings. The gym and multi-purpose room are often used for other large community gatherings and events. The central office for the Hamilton-Wenham School District is located in a separate building adjacent to the Buker School.