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 Search Survey and Focus Groups

posted by Karen Coll   [ updated ]

Please click on this link to participate in a brief survey about the search for a new Superintendent.  The survey will be open until Wednesday, December 20.  There are still two focus groups upcoming, giving parents/guardians and community members an opportunity to voice their opinions.  Click here for more information.  

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

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 November 8, 2017.  You may also view the lists 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.

School Committee Elects Dennis Bruce

posted Aug 28, 2017, 2:04 PM by Karen Coll   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 11:47 AM by Beth Petr ]

At their meeting on 9/7/17, the School Committee and Acton Board of Selectmen elected Dennis Bruce to fill the recent vacancy on the Committee. Dennis will serve until the annual Acton Election on 3/27/18.

William McAlduff Appointed ABRSD Interim Superintendent

posted Aug 11, 2017, 1:15 PM by Beth Petr   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 1:16 PM ]

At their meeting on 8/1/17, the School Committee appointed Mr. William "Bill" McAlduff, Jr. as the ABRSD Interim Superintendent of Schools. Mr. McAlduff brings twenty years of successful leadership experience as a Superintendent and Interim Superintendent to our schools. He most recently served in the Winchester Public Schools and the Public Schools of Dover and Sherborn. Please welcome Mr. McAlduff to AB! For more information, please see Press Release.

School Start Time Committee Report and Presentation

posted Jun 9, 2017, 7:43 AM by Karen Coll

On June 8, 2017, the School Start Time Committee presented the results of their extensive evaluation of options for changing our school start times.  You can see the slides and read the report.  For more information, go to the School Start Times page of the AB website.  

Safe Communities

posted Feb 28, 2017, 8:14 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 8:15 AM ]

Read Superintendent Glenn Brand's letter to families discussing the district's commitment to ensuring that the Acton-Boxborough schools maintain a safe environment for all students.

FY18 ABRSD Budget Book

posted Jan 20, 2017, 6:28 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 8:35 AM ]

Read the ABRSD Town Meeting Budget Book. Acton's Town Meeting will begin Monday, April 3, 2017 and Boxborough's Town Meeting will begin Monday, May 8, 2017.

Amended State Public Records Law

posted Dec 22, 2016, 9:16 AM by Beth Petr   [ updated Dec 22, 2016, 9:24 AM ]

In accordance with MA Public Records Law, Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016, ABRSD has designated Beth Petr, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Committee, as the Records Access Officer (RAO) and Marie Altieri, Deputy Superintendent, as the Records Custodian. Beth may be reached at or 978-264-3306. A Guide to the Massachusetts Records Law may be found at Complete text of the new law may be found at 

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