Foster School Building Project – Passed on November 8th, 2022

 Classroom Neighborhoods

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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.

Learn more about the project using the resources below:

Educational Video Series

Deficiencies of the Current Foster School

Learn About the Deficiencies of the Current Foster School

Benefits of the New Foster Design

Learn About the Benefits of the New Foster Design

Foster’s Gym Size

Foster’s Gym Size

Daily Maintenance at Foster School

Daily Maintenance at Foster School

Challenges of Small Group Spaces

Challenges of Small Group Spaces

Foster’s Multipurpose Room

Foster’s Multipurpose Room

Temperature Control at Foster

Temperature Control at Foster

Boiler Room at Foster

Boiler Room at Foster

Foster Classroom Access Challenges

Foster Classroom Access Challenges

About the School and Project:

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.”