Overview of the Board of Trustees
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 2017 - 2018
The Abby Kelley Foster Charter Board of Trustees consists of the following members:
- Heidi M. Paluk, Chair
- Patrick Royce, Treasurer
- Alicia M. O’Connell, Esq., Clerk
- Celia J. Blue
- Ryan M. Kittredge, CFP
- Randy Schmid
- Susan Scully-Hill, Ph.D., CRC
- James M. Walsh
- Shelly Yarnie
Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule 2017-2018*
6:30p.m. in the High School
(Usually the last Wednesday of each month)
Facilities&Finance Committee Meetings 2017-2018*
7:45a.m. in the Middle School
(Usually the 3rd Friday of each month)
Education Committee Meetings 2017-2018*
7:45a.m. in the Middle School
(Usually the 2nd Friday of each month)
*All meetings are subject to change. View the calendar at https://www.akfcs.org/district-offices/board-trustees/ for up-to-date information and agenda postings.