Override for New Hillside Elementary School on the Ballot November 8, 2016

This election day, an override request will be on the ballot.  This is an opportunity for the Needham community to improve our schools by replacing Hillside Elementary School.

Vote YES to build a new elementary school on a beautiful, clean site designed for 21st century teaching and learning that:

  • Addresses increasing enrollment needs and accommodates full-day kindergarten;
  • Provides dedicated spaces for technology and engineering, Spanish and project-based learning;
  • Is located in the existing Hillside School district;
  • Delivers an energy and cost efficient building that is LEED Silver certified.

Read about the benefits.  Learn about the costs.  See the ballot question.  Read the FAQs.

Volunteer!!         Host a Lawn Sign       Hold a sign on Election Day

*** NEWS ***

Hillside school funding request passes Town Meeting!  See video and read story.  

Final step is for town residents to approve ballot question 5 on November 8th.  VOTE YES FOR HILLSIDE SCHOOL!

Calendar of Important Milestones leading up to the vote.

Date Time Purpose Location
Tuesday 11/08/2016 Election Day Needham Precincts

New Hillside Elementary School - Building Overview

New Hillside Elementary School – Building Overview

For additional details, please visit our Background page as well the Hillside School Planning Information page, Hillside Elementary School Planning – FAQs and the Needham Public Schools website.

If you would like to see the new design, view the Hillside School Schematic Design.

Please contact us at needhamyes@gmail.com with any questions or to volunteer.

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Please consider making a donation to “Yes for Needham Schools” in support of the override campaign. We need to raise money for voter outreach (lawn signs, campaign mailings, website hosting fees, etc.).  

You can donate by mailing a check payable to “Yes for Needham Schools” to our Treasurer: Yes for Needham Schools, c/o B.Alperstein, 6 Castle Place, Needham, MA 02494  

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Thank you for your generous support!