Supt. Austin Explains Why Hingham Did Not Opt-In to MA Testing

November 19, 2020 – Story by Carol Britton Meyer Update November 19, 2020 3:06pm Supt. of Schools Paul Austin explained today why the Hingham Public Schools didn’t “opt in” to the state’s Phase I free COVID-19 rapid testing program when it was offered to local communities. While Austin said he hasn’t received any emails asking …

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School officials working toward implementing Phase III of the HPS in-person reopening  plan

November 17, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham remains in the low-risk COVID-19 “green” zone, and the accompanying good news is that the virus hasn’t spread within the Hingham Public Schools, according to Supt. of Schools Paul Austin at Monday night’s School Committee meeting. Cases involving HPS students and staff remain low, and the number …

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Governor Baker: School Safety Protocols Are Working; High-Priority Set On In-Person Learning

November 6, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer During an hour-long press conference today, Gov. Charlie Baker emphasized the importance of adhering to his Nov. 2 COVID-19 orders — calling them “targeted interventions” — (https://hinghamanchor.com/gov-baker-issues-new-covid-19-orders/) due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases — while at the same time placing new importance on children returning to full-time, …

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Online Petition Calling for Fully Funding Hingham Schools Gets Off to a Good Start

November 3, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer An online petition circulated on Facebook on Monday gathered 330 signatures in eight hours in support of fully funding Hingham public schools — with many more expected. Parent Susan Ohoro told the School Committee during its remote meeting last night, “Working with a group of parents, a petition …

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School Committee Advocates for More Money for the Schools, Citing Continuous Underfunding in the Past

November 3, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Due to COVID-19 and “the lack of visibility” for Fiscal 2022, the upcoming budget process will be shortened and a proposed budget will be developed using “status quo” assumptions, Supt. of Schools Paul Austin said at last night’s School Committee meeting during a presentation of proposed “Guiding Principles …

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Supt. Austin During COVID-19 Update: ‘These are hard times’

    Photo by Joshua Ross  November 3, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Last night’s high-coronavirus-risk emergency text alerts to residents of Hingham and other communities that are in the “red” zone underscore “just how much of a health concern this is,” Supt. of Schools Paul Austin told the School Committee during their remote meeting …

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South School Celebrates Halloween

October 30, 2020 by Laura Harper Winters South School celebrated Halloween early this year. To bring the seasonal spirit to the students in these strange times, the PTO organized a drive-through display of pumpkins carved by the students. Students, parents, teachers and PTO members dressed up and braved the rain for the event. Principal Mary …

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Blanket Project Helps METCO Students Stay Warm While Riding the Bus

Courtesy photos: Michele Auditore, left from customer service, with Amy Shea, manager of Hingham Shipyard Dependable Cleaners. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Thanks to a local effort, this fall and winter, 25 elementary METCO students will have a much warmer and more comfortable long ride to the Hingham Public Schools that they …

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School Officials Eye January Full-time Return for K-2; Considering Weymouth Site as Foster School Satellite Location

October 20, 2020 by Hilary Jenison and Carol Britton Meyer Supt. of Schools Paul Austin presented important news at last night’s School Committee meeting — school officials are eyeing a return to full-time, in-person school for grades K-2 beginning in January.  Additionally, they are currently negotiating with St. Jerome’s in neighboring Weymouth as a potential …

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Hingham Education Foundation: New Year, New Leadership

Photo by AnOriginal Photography. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 submitted by Liz Klein The Trustees of Hingham Education Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Eryn  Kelley as its new President and Kate Dennis as its new Vice President. Combined they have  over ten years of experience in various roles within the Hingham Education Foundation.  …

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