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 its 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

Unless otherwise noted, Board meetings are held on Wednesdays,
from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.
 
  • Saturday, September 23, 2023: 8:30 am– 12:00 pm Training & Workforce Development Office, 1 Union Street, 3rd Floor, Lawrence, MA* 
  • October 18, 2023: Remote Via Zoom
  • November 15, 2023: Remote Via Zoom
  • January 17, 2024: TCG Training & Workforce Development Office, 1 Union Street, 3rd Floor, Lawrence, MA*
  • March 20, 2024: Remote Via Zoom
  • May 15, 2024: TCG Training & Workforce Development Office, 1 Union Street, 3rd Floor, Lawrence, MA*
  • May 15, 2024: CANCELED
  • June 5, 2024: First Floor Conference Room, 190 Hampshire Street, Lawrence, MA 
  • July 24, 2024: Remote Via Zoom

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:

1. Persons wishing to comment must submit their request by 4:00 pm the day before the meeting by emailing board@cdcps.org with their first and last name, affiliation with CDCPS, and the subject of the comment.
  • 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 names and affiliations with CDCPS.

3. Comments are a maximum of three minutes.
  • 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.

2023-2024 Board of Trustee Meetings with Agendas
Thursday, May 30, 2024
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
ZOOM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 5/17/24 at 9:13 am
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
CDCPS Governance Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 5:30p5:30 pmM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 4/23/24 at 9:13 am
 
Thursday, April 4, 2024
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
ZOOM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 3/26/24 at 11:02 am
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
CDCPS Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
ZOOM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 3/7/24 at 1:02 pm
 
Thursday, March 14, 2024
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
UPDATED TIME 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
New agenda posted 3/14/24 3:48 pm
ZOOM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 3/5/24 at 2:02 pm
 
CANCELED: Monday, February 26, 2024
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
ZOOM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 2/7/24 at 12:40 pm
updated 2/26/24 at 3:34pm
 
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
CDCPS Board Of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
ZOOM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 1/31/24 at 9:41 am
 
CANCELED:  Wednesday, January 17, 2024
CDCPS Board of Trustees Meeting 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
Training & Workforce Development / 1 S. Union St - Lawrence
Meeting Agenda  posted 1/8/24 at 12:19 pm  updated 1/17/24 at 10:01 am   
 
Monday, December 11, 2023
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting Agenda
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
ZOOM
Meeting Agenda  /posted 12/7/23 at 10:00 am
 
2023-2024 Board of Trustee Meetings with Agendas
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
CDCPS Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
ZOOM
MEETING AGENDA/posted 11/8/23 at 9:46 am
 
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023
CDCPS Board of Trustees Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
ZOOM
MEETING AGENDA/posted 10/12/23 at 3:46 pm
 
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023
CDCPS Finance and Audit Meeting
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
ZOOM
MEETING AGENDA/posted 10/12/23 at 3:44 pm
 
Monday, Oct. 2, 2023
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
ZOOM
MEETING AGENDA/posted 9/28/23 at 3:36 pm
 
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2023
CDCPS Board of Trustees Retreat
8:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Training and Workforce Development Office  
1 Union Street, 3rd Floor - Lawrence, MA
MEETING AGENDA/posted 9/15/23 at 10:11 am
 
2022-2023 Board of Trustee Meetings with Agendas
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 
CDCPS Board Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 11/9/22 at 3:06 pm
 
Monday, Dec 5, 2022
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 11/28/22  at 2:50 pm
 
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022
CDCPS Building Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 11/6/22 at 4:25 pm
 
Tuesday,  January 10, 2023
CDCPS Board Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 1/6/23 at 1:40  pm
 
Monday,  February 6, 2023
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 1/19/23 at 9:40 am
 
Monday,  February 15, 2023
CDCPS Governance Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 2/10/23 at 1:20 pm
 
Tuesday,  March 14, 2023
CDCPS Board Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 3/8/23 at 9:30 am /updated 3/13/23 at 4:45 pm
 
Tuesday,  April 4, 2023
CDCPS Finance and Audit Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 3/31/23 at 10:26 am
 
Tuesday,  April 25, 2023
CDCPS Governance Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 4/21/23 at 9:48 am
 
Wednesday,  April 26, 2023
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 4/2/23 at 2:48 pm
 
Monday,  May  15, 2023
CDCPS Education Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 5/8/23 at 9:48 am
 
Wednesday,  May 31, 2023
CDCPS Governance Committee Meeting
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm 
190 Hampshire St. Lawrence'
1st Floor Training Room
MEETING AGENDA/posted 5/26/23 at 3:48 pm
 
Wednesday,  May 31, 2023
CDCPS Annual Board Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 
190 Hampshire St. Lawrence'
1st Floor Training Room
MEETING AGENDA/posted 5/26/23 at 3:50 pm
Wednesday,  June 7, 2023 - RESCHEDULED
CDCPS Finance and Audit Committee Meeting
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 6/5/23 at 4:26 am
Monday,  June 12, 2023
CDCPS Finance and Audit Committee Meeting
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA/posted 6/7/23 at 4:26 pm
Tuesday,  June 13, 2023
CDCPS Board Meeting
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm - zoom
MEETING AGENDA /posted 6/9/23 at 10:55  am
Tuesday,  June 25, 2023
CDCPS Board Meeting
 *Changed to Zoom
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm 
MEETING AGENDA - Previous
posted 6/18/23 at 3:55 pm/updated 7/19/23 at 12:04 pm