Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, December 2, 2016
9:15am
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum - Buffer Zones: A Tool to Address Lexington's Growing Enrollment. With enrollment rising by 690 students since 2008, Lexington's current rate of student growth will require flexibility to adequately meet the urgent space capacity and operational demands of the school district. One approach to help address growing school enrollment has been the development of a NEW buffer zone policy by the Lexington School Committee. Although this is a new concept for Lexington, buffer zones are a tool successfully used in neighboring communities to help balance enrollment across schools while maintaining educational equity. This change would potentially affect the school assignment of students NEW to Lexington while taking into account existing building capacity. No students currently enrolled would be affected.

Join us for a panel discussion including School Committee members Judy Crocker, Eileen Jay; Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mary Czajkowski, Director of Planning and Assessment, Maureen Kavanaugh and Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Sandra Trach to discuss the development of a NEW buffer zone policy by the Lexington School Committee.

This is the third in the series of 2016-2017 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 and the presentation will begin at 9:30. All League forums are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

Friday, January 6, 2017
9:15 AM
Cary Memorial Library Large Meeting Room
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
First Friday Forum - Resources for Lexington Seniors and Veterans. Who DO you call for the information you need?

Do you remember phone books? They used to contain not only residents phone number but also a handy listing of town departments. A quick flip through the pages and you could find a number to call to find information. Now websites have replaced phone books and it can often be tricky to find information about resources we need.

We are pleased to present a panel of discussion on resources available for Lexington Seniors and Veterans. Participants include Kelly E. Axtell, Assistant Director of Senior Services, Hemali Patel, Senior Services Coordinator, and Gina Rada, Veterans Services Director.

This is the fourth in the series of 2016-2017 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 and the presentation will begin at 9:30. All League forums are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.