News & Events

School Committee Vacancy  The School Committee and the Acton Board of Selectmen will be meeting jointly on Thursday, September 7 ton consider candidates for the school committee vacancy resulting from the recent resignation of Kristina Rychlik.  For those interested in being considered for this position, the deadline to submit letters of interest is Tuesday, September 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Superintendent Final Candidates Announced

posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:57 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 8:01 AM ]

At the February 15 School Committee meeting, three final candidates for Superintendent were announced:  Peter Light, Anthony Parker and Peter Sanchioni (application subsequently withdrawn).  Public interviews will be held on Feb. 28 and March 1; a decision will be made by the School Committee at a meeting on March 12.  Please see the Superintendent Search page of the website for more information and details.  

FY19 ABRSD Budget Hearing

posted Feb 9, 2018, 6:11 AM by Beth Petr

All are invited to the Annual Budget Hearing at the School Committee meeting on February 15 starting at 7:05 p.m. in the Jr High Library. The School Committee business meeting will follow the hearing. For more information please see 

Merriam Principal Finalists Announced

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:24 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 9:32 AM ]

Final candidates for the position of Principal at Merriam School have been selected. Parents/guardians and community members are invited to meet the candidates on February 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Merriam Library.  Click here for more information.  

Public Survey re New History & Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks Draft

posted Jan 25, 2018, 7:33 AM by Beth Petr   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 7:33 AM ]

On January 23, 2018, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to release the current draft of the 2018 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework for public comment. 

Please click here  ( know how  you can provide comments (via a public survey) and participate in the upcoming events. The comments will inform additional revisions to the framework.

Job Fair Announcement

posted Jan 24, 2018, 12:14 PM by Karen Coll   [ updated Jan 24, 2018, 12:21 PM ]

The Greater Boston School Human Resources Network proudly sponsors its seventh annual diversity job fair on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Click here for more information.  

FY19 Budget Saturday Binder Posted

posted Jan 23, 2018, 8:26 AM by Karen Coll

Budget Saturday 2018 will be Saturday, January 27, from 8:30am - 3:00pm.  You can click here to link to the budget binder.  

Superintendent Search Screening Committee

posted Dec 13, 2017, 11:53 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 8:16 AM by Beth Petr ]

January 8th at 3:00 pm is the deadline for submitting a Letter of Interest to serve on the Screening Committee. The School Committee will vote on members at their meeting on January 11th. For the make up of this important group or more information,  Click here .  

School Building Project Feasibility Study and Preliminary Design Approved

posted Nov 30, 2017, 5:40 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 1:16 PM ]

At Special Town Meetings on Dec. 4, 2017, residents of both Acton and Boxborough voted to approve funding for a feasibility study for a new twin elementary school, in partnership with the MSBA. Learn more about the building project: See the flyerslides from a series of public forums held throughout the fall, and a video tour of Douglas School.   Visit the 'School Capital/Space Planning' page on for additional information.  

Unclaimed Checks Notice

posted Nov 14, 2017, 8:38 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 9:54 AM ]

ABRSD is reaching out to employees and vendors to whom the District has issued checks that have not been cashed. Notification letters were sent out January 10, 2018.  You may also view the list on the Finance web page.

Homework Policy Implementation Info Night 10/24/17

posted Oct 27, 2017, 6:53 AM by Beth Petr   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 6:53 AM ]

Presentation slides may be viewed here.

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