Foster School Building Project – Passed on November 8th, 2022
After an almost unanimous vote at the November 1st Special Town Meeting, the project was placed on the ballot for the November 8th election. At the ballot box, 72% of residents voted in favor of the project far surpassing the needed threshold of 51%.
Thank you, Hingham, for your overwhelming support for this project at both Special Town Meeting and at the ballot box!
Currently, the Foster School Building Committee as established at the 2017 Hingham Town Meeting, is responsible for the oversight, design, and construction of the Foster School Building Project.
Updates – School Building Project
November 30, 2022
The School Building Committee awarded the bid to K. R. Rezendes Inc (KRR) last week for the first phase of work at the Foster School for the construction of the new elementary school building.
The contractor began immediately developing the Storm Water Protection Plan which will then trigger the review by the Conservation Commission and Planning Board. This review is expected to take two weeks. Once complete, the site work will begin for Phase 1. We look forward to providing updates on the project throughout the year.
December 23, 2022
There will be a temporary parking lot established at the front of the building to make room for the access road being developed.
January 2, 2023
The temporary parking lot is complete.
The temporary playground is close to completion.
The new access road is complete.
Learn more about the project using the resources below:
William L. Foster Elementary School was built in 1951. In 2017 plans began to rebuild the school and today, we are currently in module four, Schematic Design. See the excerpt below from the town website:
“School Building Committee will work closely with our chosen architects, Raymond Design Associates, Inc. (RDA) and owners project manager, PMA Consultants, to create the final schematic design program and develop the project scope and budget documents that will be submitted to the MSBA for approval. This is a critical phase of the overall project and input from various stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, parents, students, and other community members, will be gathered to ensure we are meeting our goal of developing a highly efficient and attractively designed school that will enable the delivery of a 21st century education for Hingham students for decades to come.”