Board of Trustees
Charter public schools operate independently of local school districts and school committees and are governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of parents and community members. The Board is responsible for ensuring the school’s faithfulness to the charter, academic success, and organizational viability in addition to following the same laws and rules as district public schools.
The state considers the Board a public body and as such the Board is subject to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Meetings of the Board and it’s Committees are open to the public except for Executive Session as allowed by law. Agendas for Board and Committee meetings will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays.
2023 – 2024 Regularly Scheduled Board of Trustees Meetings
- Saturday, September 23, 2023 8:30 am– 12:00pm TCG Training & Workforce Development Office*
- October 18, 2023 Remote Via Zoom November, 15, 2023 Remote Via Zoom
- January 17, 2024 TCG Training & Workforce Development Office*
- March 20, 2024 Remote Via Zoom May 15, 2024 TCG Training & Workforce Development Office*
- June, 5, 2024 Remote Via Zoom
- July 24, 2024 Remote Via Zoom
*TCG Training & Workforce Development Office, 1 S. Union Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 300, Lawrence, MA Public Comment The Community Day Charter Public School (CDCPS) Board of Trustees desires that members of the CDCPS school community attend their meetings so that they may become better acquainted with the operations and programs at CDCPS.
The Board welcomes public comment on matters within its purview and provides an opportunity at Board meetings during a Public Comment period for the public to do so. Consistent with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, the Board does not permit comments/questions during a discussion of the planned agenda. To ensure the ability of the Board to conduct business in an orderly manner and allow those who wish to comment to do so, the following procedures have been adopted consistent with state and federal laws:
- A written comment to the Board may also be submitted to the same email address.
2. Speakers may only comment when recognized by the Chair. Before beginning remarks, speakers should provide their first and last name and affiliation with CDCPS.
- Only matters that are within the scope of the Board’s authority can be addressed.
- The discussion of matters relating to specific individuals is expressly prohibited.
4. All speakers are expected to present their remarks respectfully.
5. The Board will listen to comments; speakers should not expect the Board to respond to comments that same evening.