FY15 School Budget Information

Residents will vote on next year's school budget assessments at Acton Town Meeting (begins April 7 at 7pm in the HS Auditorium) and Boxborough Town Meeting (begins May 12 at 7pm in the Blanchard Gym). Read the following memos regarding the FY15 school budget:

Superintendent's Q and A
School Committee Memo to Finance Committee
Ashton/Reid Memo about Assessments

PreK–Grade 12 Regionalization

On June 3, 2013, voters at Town Meetings in Acton and Boxborough approved the expansion of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District to include PreK–12. The new PreK–12 Region will begin on July 1, 2014.

January/February 2014 Regionalization Update
Earlier Regionalization Updates
PreK–12 Regional Agreement, Approved 6/3/13

News & Events

Press Release: Read about the Appointment of Glenn A. Brand as the new Superintendent of the Acton-Boxborough Schools, effective July 1, 2014.

Last Day of School as of 2/14/14: will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

2013-2014 Calendar: Reflects snow dates & MCAS changes. more

District Wellness Policy: Promoting physical, emotional and social well-being through coordinated school and community guidelines. more

2014-2015 Early Kindergarten Registration Results: plus the January 2014 presentation for the first Kindergarten class of the newly-expanded Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools. more

2014-2015 School Calendar & Holidays: All schools. more

2014-2015 Preschool Registration: Schedule for parents/guardians of children entering Preschool in September 2014 (3 to 5 years old). Open Houses, registration process, application forms. more

2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration: Schedule for parents/guardians of children entering Kindergarten in September 2014 (5 years or older before 9/1/14). Meeting dates, school tours, early registration, parent information sessions, before and after school childcare. more

MCAS Results & Schedule: Results from 2013 Spring MCAS tests and schedule for 2013-2014 MCAS tests. more

Lunch Menus: April & May 2014 menus. All Schools. more

2013-2014 Bus Routes & Schedules: All Schools. Updated 08-23-16. more

2013-2014 Financial Assistance Letter: Families Facing Financial Difficulties. more

For Staff Only: Opening Day All Staff, Monday, August 26, 2013 plus a letter from Dr. Mills more

Dr. Yong Zhao Video: From July 23, 2013 presentation to the community. more

AB Youth Risk Behavior Survey: 2012 YRBS Results. more

Gun Safety Letter: APS & AB School Committees urge our state and federal officials to take action. more

Archives: Earlier notices and publications. more

Welcome to the APS & AB School District

Welcome from the Acton Public Schools (APS) and Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD). APS refers to students (grades K-6) from Acton; ABRSD includes junior high and high school students (grades 7-12) who live in Acton and Boxborough. The AB District also includes the Carol P. Huebner Preschool and Acton-Boxborough Community Education. Read a message from our superintendent, Steve Mills.

School Committee News

  • Meetings: Calendar, Agendas, Packets & Minutes more
  • Archives: Agendas, Packets & Approved Minutes more

Department News

Curriculum News

  • Curriculum Websites: Literacy Link (K-8), Math Matters (K-6), and Science/Social Studies "Snapshots" (K-6) more
  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS): Math information for Parents more
  • Common Core Information: Overview for Parents more
  • 2013 Understanding Course Selection: at RJG JHS & ABRHS. more
  • 2013 Summer Professional Learning: for Staff more

Facilities News

  • Green Ribbon Schools Award: APS/ABRSD district won ED-GRS award more
  • K-12 Recycling Award: ABRSD/APS won first place from MassRecycle more
  • Acton Life, Green Schools: Read the article more
  • 18% Electricity Reduction: Thanks to faculty, students & staff more
  • Energy Efficiency: EPA Energy Star awards to four schools more

Food Service News

  • Nutrition Month: March is national nutrition month. more
  • April & May Lunch Menus: All Schools. more
  • Suggestion Box: Food Services wants your ideas. Please leave your suggestions online. more
  • Prepay Lunch:
    ParentOnline is a secure way ParentOnline Websiteto prepay cafeteria purchases. Students must use their confidential Lunch ID (located in PowerSchool) for cafeteria purchases. more
  • Free & Reduced Lunch:
    Applications and instructions in English and Spanish for the free and reduced lunch program. more
ABRHS Football
R J Grey JHS
ABRHS Cheerleaders
Conant Elementary
Douglas Elementary
ABRHS Coaches
Gates Elementary
Storytime at Conant Elementary
Conant Cornhuskers
Parker Damon Building, Merriam and McCarthy-Towne Elementary
Carol P. Huebner Preschool
AB Community Education and Carol P. Huebner Preschool
West Acton Boardwalk between Gates and Douglas
Soccer at Gates Elementary
Running Track at Leary Field
Parker Damon Building, Merriam and McCarthy-Towne Elementary
Parker Damon Building, Merriam and McCarthy-Towne Elementary
Parker Damon Building, Merriam and McCarthy-Towne Elementary
Douglas Elementary


Acton/Acton-Boxborough Schools
District Central Office
16 Charter Road
Acton, Massachusetts 01720

Phone: 978.264.4700
Fax: 978.264.3340
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