HopNews has confirmed that the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Organization will be offering child care for parents that attend Special Town Meeting. The meeting, which will see residents consider initiatives such as the Elmwood School replacement, is expected to be widely attended.
Last week, HopNews published an Op-ed encouraging the town to remove the barriers of participation for parents with young children, who are often juggling competing priorities on weeknights.
Child care will be available in the Middle School Library, and will be staffed by volunteers and parents. The volunteers will provide a movie and activities for the children for the duration of the meeting. Pre-registration is not required, but it is encouraged to make check-in faster and easier.
Voting will not be allowed in the childcare room, but there will be a television in the library broadcasting Special Town Meeting so parents can leave to vote if needed.