How did we get here?
The current Feasibility Study for a new elementary school began years ago.
In 2018, the Town hired Habeeb & Associates Architects to complete an Elementary School Master Plan.
Completed in December 2018, the Master Plan provided a roadmap for elementary school improvements in the Town.
At the same time, the Town was also working with Dr. Frank Locker on visioning for educational delivery in the Town, with his report issued in January 2019.
Informed by the Master Plan and the visioning, the Town began discussions with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). On May 4, 2020, the Town submitted a Statement of Interest to the MSBA for the Hatherly Elementary School. After that submission, the MSBA conducted numerous site visits and discussions with the Town, including a review of the existing conditions of multiple school buildings.
All of this culminated with Scituate receiving an invitation into the MSBA Eligibility process on April 14, 2021, and a subsequent invitation to a Feasibility Study on March 2, 2022, for construction of a combined Hatherly and Cushing Elementary School with an enrollment of 460 students.