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, January 27, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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

Friday, June 11, 2021


Education Committee 

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

Thursday, June 10, 2021


The Abby Kelley Foster Charter
Board of Trustees
2020 - 2021

  • Celia J. Blue PP'18, Chair
  • Jie Park, Ph.D.
  • Patrick Royce, Treasurer
  • Shelly Yarnie P'30, PP'19, Clerk
  • Bibiche Zagabe-Ndiku P' 21, '23, PP'17, '18

Upcoming Trustee and Committee Meetings

Board of Trustees Event
Starts: 04/22/2021 @ 6:00 pm
Ends: 04/22/2021 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Board of Trustees Event
Starts: 04/28/2021 @ 6:30 pm
Ends: 04/28/2021 @ 8:00 pm
Zoom Webinar