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.

Congratulations to our 2018 retirees!

posted Jun 15, 2018, 6:45 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Jun 15, 2018, 7:54 AM ]

We wish all of them well as they move on to the next phase in their lives!

Last day of school

posted Jun 14, 2018, 8:10 AM by Karen Coll

The last day of school will be Wednesday, June 27.  For details and dismissal times, click here. Have a safe and happy summer!

Boxborough Town Meeting

posted Mar 27, 2018, 7:01 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 1:18 PM ]

Boxborough Town Meeting begins Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Blanchard School Auditorium.  For a link to the School District budget book, click here.  

Peter Light Appointed as New Acton-Boxborough Superintendent

posted Mar 19, 2018, 9:52 AM by Karen Coll

At its March 12, 2018 meeting, the School Committee voted to appoint Peter Light as the next district Superintendent.  For more information about Mr. Light and about the search process, click here.  

Next Merriam Principal Announced

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:24 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Mar 7, 2018, 5:22 AM ]

ABRSD is pleased to announce that the next Principal of Merriam School will be Ms. Juliana Schneider, who is currently Merriam's Assistant Principal.  Please join the district in welcoming Ms. Schneider to her new role, which she will begin on July 1, 2018.  

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.

2017-18 District Profile Posted

posted Jan 24, 2018, 12:14 PM by Karen Coll   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 12:49 PM ]

The ABRSD District Profile has been updated and posted to the website.  The Profile provides a snapshot of the AB Regional School District for each school for each calendar year.  Click here to see the Profile.  

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.  

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