Statewide K-12 public schools masking mandate could become a reality

August 20, 2021 By Carol Britton Meyer (Unsplash Photo) Following hours of Hingham School Committee discussions and input from many parents and others regarding setting a face mask policy for the new school year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education issued a press release today (Aug. 20) regarding Commissioner of Education Jeffrey Riley’s …

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School Committee to decide masking policy for new school year; ‘Test and stay’ model to be implemented

Hingham Middle School (photo by Joshua Ross Photography) August 20, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer The Hingham Public Schools district is committed to providing a safe environment in all six schools during the ongoing pandemic in order to return students to a continuous full-time classroom learning experience. The in-person learning mode is mandated by the …

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Foster School interim principal appointed from a pool of 16 applicants

August 12, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Jennifer Arnold has been selected to assume the role of interim principal of Foster Elementary School effective August 10, according to Asst. Supt. of Schools Jamie LaBillois, who also chairs the Foster Interim Principal Search Committee. Arnold was chosen to replace former Principal Beth Wilcox, who resigned recently …

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Special education update: Additional staff hired for upcoming school year

Hingham Middle School (photo by Joshua Ross Photography) August 10, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Director of Student Services Dr. Suzanne Vinnes presented a three-year overview of the Hingham Public Schools’ special education program to the School Committee Monday night during a remote meeting. She explained that special education is “not a one-size-fits-all approach,” and …

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New East School interim principal named

Photo by: Josh Ross Photography August 3, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer After reviewing 11 applications and interviewing seven candidates, Dr. Amanda Donovan has been named interim principal of East Elementary School effective Aug. 2, Asst. Supt. of Schools Jamie LaBillois — who served as chair of the East Interim Principal Search Committee — announced …

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