By Carol Britton Meyer
A search is underway for an interim school superintendent to replace Hingham Public Schools Supt. Paul Austin, who is resigning effective July 30 for personal and family reasons.
The School Committee recently announced this news, commending Austin -- who has been in this role for two years -- for leading Hingham Public Schools through the most challenging time in the district’s history (referring to the pandemic) "with grace, compassion, and empathy."
The committee also expressed appreciation for his steady leadership in helping to maintain the health and safety of more than 5,000 children, staff, and families "while ensuring that Hingham students received the best education possible under extraordinarily difficult circumstances" and for his many other contributions.
"[Doctor Austin's] resignation is a real loss to our community, but we respect . . . his decision," the School Committee said in a press release announcing the news.