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.

School Building Project - Special Town Meetings 12-4-17

posted Sep 26, 2017, 11:03 AM by Karen Coll   [ updated Oct 13, 2017, 11:11 AM ]

Attend a Building Project Forum to learn more about the project - see the flyer for dates and additional information.  Town Meetings are scheduled on 12-4-17 to vote on funding for a feasibility study for a new twin elementary school, in partnership with the MSBA.   Visit the 'School Capital/Space Planning' page of our website for additional information.  

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.

Schools Open Tuesday, September 5

posted Aug 9, 2017, 2:14 PM by Beth Petr   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 2:10 PM by Karen Coll ]

School for all students will begin on Tuesday, September 5, with the exception of students in Grades 8, 10, 11 and 12, who will start on Wednesday, September 6.  Welcome back!

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 

Standards Revisions - Public Comment Opportunities

posted Dec 14, 2016, 8:47 AM by Beth Petr

Proposed Changes to ELA and Math Standards Available for Public Comment:

Last week the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to release for public comment new drafts of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA/Literacy) and Mathematics. Comments may be made from December 1, 2016 through February 17, 2017 through an online survey. Educators interested in learning more about the proposed changes to the Frameworks are encouraged to check out the ELA/Literacy and Math Standards Review page on ESE’s website or sign up for one of ESE's Office Hours sessions scheduled throughout the comment period.

 Survey on History and Social Science Framework Revision:

As Massachusetts embarks on the revision of the 2003 Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, the Department encourages educators and others to offer comments on and suggested revisions to the current framework via a survey. The survey will take approximately 10–20 minutes to complete and will remain open until February 6, 2017.

Capital Master Plan Study

posted Dec 9, 2016, 1:13 PM by Karen Coll   [ updated Dec 9, 2016, 1:19 PM ]

On December 8, consulting firm Dore & Whittier presented an overview of the District's Capital Master Plan Report.  You can see the slides, the Executive Summary, or the Full Master Plan report.

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