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, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2019-2020 Meeting Schedule
Board of Trustees: (*Times and Locations TBD)
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
Wednesday, June 18th, 2020
Facilities and Finance Committee
All meetings @ 7:45 a.m. in the Executive Director's Office
Friday, September 13th, 2019
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Friday, November 15th, 2019
Friday, December 13th, 2019
Friday, January 17th, 2020
Friday, February 14th, 2020
Friday, March 13th, 2020
Friday, April 17th, 2020
Friday, May 15th, 2020
Friday, June 12th, 2020
All meetings @ 7:45 a.m. in the Administration Conference Room
Friday, October 11th, 2019
Friday, December 6th, 2019
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Board of Trustees Members 2018 - 2019
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
- Shelly Yarnie