Foster School progress report

April 8, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Foster School parents, administrators, and teachers are keeping their fingers crossed. The Selectmen signed a School Building Committee letter and a compliance form last night indicating that public meetings have been held, and feasibility study money is available through the town budget, as part of the process leading …

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April vacation cancelled; last day of school expected to be June 17

April 7, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer April vacation, scheduled for April 21-24, has been cancelled. The April 20 Patriots Day holiday will be observed. This means that the projected last day of school is June 17 rather than June 23. Last night the School Committee voted unanimously to accept the recommendation that April vacation …

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Hingham Public Schools to Transition to Remote Learning Plan Beginning 4/6

March 25, 2020 Following is a letter from Dr. Paul Austin that was issued to the Hingham Public School’s community. Dear Hingham Schools Community,  Earlier this afternoon, Governor Baker announced an extended school closure through April, noting the earliest possible date we may reopen is Monday, May 4, 2020. With this announcement, the Massachusetts Department …

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Governor Baker Extends School and Non-Emergency Childcare Closures Through May 4th

In a press conference today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an executive order that will further extend the closure of Massachusetts schools and nonemergency child care centers through the end of April amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state. The earliest schools and nonemergency child care centers can reopen under the governor’s new order is May …

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Michelle Ayer Announces Run for Re-Election on School Committee

Submitted by Michelle Ayer Hello, Hingham Anchor readers. In challenging and uncertain times, we rely on experienced and thoughtful leadership, which is why I have decided to seek re-election to the Hingham School Committee. Serving the community and our schools has been a privilege and I would be honored to continue my service to the …

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Supt. Austin responds to Gov. Baker’s three-week school closure order

March 15, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer​ In response to Gov. Charlie Baker’s order today calling for a three-week closure of all public and private schools in Massachusetts — through April 7 — Hingham Supt. of Schools Paul Austin shared what will happen moving forward.​ “Because we had already closed and had begun the process …

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Gov. Baker Announces New Covid-19 Safety Measures; closes schools, on-premise dining through 4/7

March 15, 2020 In a press conference this evening, Governor Charlie Baker announced that all bars and restaurants in Massachusetts would be shut down to on-premise consumption starting Tuesday through April 6th, and banned all gatherings larger than 25 people, in an effort to stem the coronavirus outbreak in the state. He also ordered a …

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