The Board of Trustees is committed to providing Abby Kelley students with a liberal arts education, and to provide teachers and staff with the resources and support necessary for our student’s education.
The Board’s goals are established by the School’s Charter.
Public Comments to the Board of Trustees
It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School to solicit written comments/concerns from families/guardians prior to the monthly Board Meeting.
All requests to address the Board of Trustees must be submitted in writing not less than seven 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.
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.
Public Comment for the Board of Trustees should be submitted by mail or email:
AnnMarie Little, Director of Special Education & Government Relations
Abby Kelley Foster Charter School
10 New Bond St
Worcester, MA 01606
Attention: Board of Trustees
Public Participation at Open Meetings
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. The Board meeting schedules and times are subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.
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.
2020-2021 Meetings and Agendas
Board of Trustees:
Meetings at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020 (7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 7:45 a.m.- Audit Presentation
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Facilities and Finance Committee
Meeting at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted
Friday, September 18, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
Friday, January 22, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
Meetings at 7:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted
Wednesday, August 6, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021