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Overview of the Board of Trustees 

The Board of Trustees is committed to providing all students with a classical liberal arts education. The board has goals that are established by the school’s charter.

The Board of Trustees of a charter school is a governmental body; it must comply with the state's Open Meeting Law, MGL c.30A, s.18-25. Please note that the Board meeting schedule and meeting time are subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School to solicit written concerns from parents prior to the monthly Board meeting. Letters addressed to the Board of Trustees must be submitted AnnMarie Little, Director of Government Relations at 10 New Bond Street, Worcester, MA 01606 Attention: Board of Trustees.

All requests to address the Board of Trustees must be submitted in writing not less than 7 calendar days prior to the meeting; the request must identify the subject of the presentation to be made to the Board. The Board will seek, prior to the meeting for which the request is made, to notify the person making the request whether the Board will recognize him or her during the public comment period of the meeting.

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30A Section 20(f) governs public participation at open meetings of municipal government bodies as follows:

Section 20(f). No person shall address a meeting of a public body without permission of the chair, and all persons shall, at the request of the chair, be silent. No person shall disrupt the proceedings of a meeting of a public body. If, after clear warning from the chair, a person continues to disrupt the proceedings, the chair may order the person to withdraw from the meeting and if the person does not withdraw, the chair may authorize a constable or other officer to remove the person from the meeting.

The Board of Trustees will make it a practice to set aside a period of time at each regular business meeting to hear from members of the public on matters that concern the School. The Board, acting by its Chair reserves the right to decline to hear any member of the public on a matter that the Board judges is appropriately addressed to the Executive Director or to any other administrative officer or that is for any other reason not appropriately addressed to the Board. The Board of Trustees of a charter school is a governmental body, it must comply with the state's Open Meeting Law, MGL c. 30A, s.18-25.

Board of Trustees Members 2016 - 2017

The Abby Kelley Foster Charter Board of Trustees consists of the following members:

  • Heidi M. Paluk, Chair
  • Patrick Royce, Treasurer
  • Lea Christo, Clerk
  • Celia J. Blue
  • Ryan M. Kittredge, CFP
  • Alicia M. O’Connell, Esq.
  • Randy Schmid
  • James M. Walsh

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule 2016-2017*

6:30p.m. in the High School

  •   Wednesday, August 31
  •   Wednesday, September 21
  •   Thursday, October 27
  •   Wednesday, January 11
  •   Wednesday, April 5
  •   Wednesday, April 26
  •   Wednesday, June 14

 

Facilities&Finance Committee Meetings   2016-2017*

7:45a.m. in the Middle School

  •   Friday, September 9
  •   Friday, October 14 and 21
  •   Friday, November 4
  •   Friday, December 2
  •   Friday, January 6
  •   Friday, February 3
  •   Friday, March 3, 24 and 31
  •   Friday, April 7 (tentative)
  •   Friday, May 5
  •   Friday, June 2

 

Education Committee Meetings 2016-2017*

8:15a.m. in the Middle School

  •   Thursday, September 8
  •   Thursday, October 6
  •   Thursday, November 3
  •   Thursday, December 1
  •   Thursday, January 5
  •   Thursday, February 2
  •   Thursday, March 2
  •   Thursday, April 6
  •   Thursday, May 4

 

                                                                             

 

 

*All meetings are subject to change. View the calendar at http://www.akfcs.org/district-offices/board-trustees/ for up-to-date information and agenda postings.

 

links.JPG Board of Trustees Documents
Name Date Posted   Extension   Filesize  
Mar 29, 2017 2:20pm pdf 38.84 KB
Sep 22, 2016 4:26pm pdf 81.29 KB
Sep 22, 2016 4:26pm pdf 102.84 KB
Sep 22, 2016 4:26pm pdf 91.25 KB
Mar 24, 2017 2:31pm pdf 12.61 KB
Mar 16, 2017 9:54am pdf 33.70 KB
Sep 09, 2016 3:23pm pdf 186.52 KB
May 11, 2016 3:07pm pdf 124.47 KB
May 12, 2016 7:54am pdf 115.02 KB
May 12, 2016 8:04am pdf 357.64 KB
May 12, 2016 8:03am pdf 245.81 KB
May 12, 2016 7:53am pdf 133.78 KB
May 11, 2016 3:07pm pdf 103.91 KB
Apr 14, 2016 11:59am pdf 518.70 KB
Aug 27, 2015 1:58pm pdf 111.35 KB
BOT Calendar
Mar
30
Climate Subcommittee Meeting
Category Board of Trustees Event
Dates & Times 03/30/2017
12:00 pm -to- 1:00 pm
Location Executive Director's Office - AKF Middle School
Mar
31
Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting
Category Board of Trustees Event
Dates & Times 03/31/2017
7:45 am -to- 8:45 am
Location AKF Middle School - 10 New Bond St. Worcester, MA, 01606
Apr
6
Education Committee Meeting
Category Board of Trustees Event
Dates & Times 04/6/2017
8:15 am -to- 9:15 am
Location AKF Middle School
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Board of Trustees
Heidi Paluk
Heidi Paluk
Chair

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 Patrick Royce
Patrick Royce
Treasurer

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 Lea Christo
Lea Christo
Clerk

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 Celia J. Blue
Celia J. Blue

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 Alicia O'Connell Esq.
Alicia O'Connell Esq.

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 James M. Walsh
James M. Walsh

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