Partner Organizations

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Parents Notice of Procedural Safeguards

Family Engagement Flyer and Survey

Coordinated Program Review System

As one part of its accountability system, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education oversees local compliance with education requirements through the Coordinated Program Review (CPR). All reviews cover selected requirements in the areas of Special Education, English Language Learners and Civil Rights.

Please click the links below to read the findings of Hingham Public Schools’ most recent reports:

2016 Mid Cycle Review

2013 Report of Findings

2010 Mid Cycle Review

2007 Report of Findings


Hingham School Committee Special Education Subcommittee

Ed Schreier

Special Education Subcommittee, Chair

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Kay Praschma

Special Education Subcommittee Member

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Carlos DaSilva

Special Education Subcommittee Member

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Hingham Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)


Diane DeNapoli, Co-Chair
Nate Rand, Co-Chair
Kate Gaughen, Secretary
Paige Rand, Treasurer
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PTO Liaisons by School:

East Elementary School 

Zoe Pirnie

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Foster Elementary School 

Laura Struzziery

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Plymouth River Elementary School 

Sharon Burnett

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South Elementary School 

Kerry Ni

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Hingham Middle School 

Holly Pilotte

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South Shore Special Needs Athletic Partnership

In 2014, the Hingham Sports Partnership (HSP) and the Hingham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) teamed up to offer athletic and recreational activities for special needs kids in Hingham and the South Shore.  This venture is called South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership).” – SNAP website

Federation for Children with Special Needs

A Parent’s Guide to Special Education

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights 

Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools