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      • K-8
        • Aug 9

          New Foundations Board of Trustees Meeting
        • Aug 10

          Family Meet & Greet
        • Aug 25

          K-8 Open House
        • Aug 29

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: Grades 1-8 & K Group 1
        • Aug 30

          First Day of School - Early Dismissal: K Group 2 / Early Dismissal Grades 1-8 (No School K Group 1)
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      • High School
        • Aug 8

          Common Application Bootcamp
        • Aug 9

          College Essay Bootcamp
          New Foundations Board of Trustees Meeting
        • Aug 15

          Common Application Bootcamp
        • Aug 16

          College Essay Bootcamp
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Our Board of Trustees

Serving selflessly & giving completely.

Exterior building of New Foundations Charter School

Bettering the experience of students.

The New Foundations Board of Trustees is composed of dedicated professionals from various fields and backgrounds. 

As our governing board, they selflessly serve our school and community to better the experience of our students through action, regulation, and leadership. 

As a reflection of our board’s diversity and expertise, our curriculum, activities, and systems are thoughtfully constructed with our stakeholders in mind.

Information & Resources

2022-2023 New Foundations Charter School Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
August 9, 2022 - 6:00pm
Register HERE | Agenda
October 11, 2022 - 6:00pm

December 13, 2022 - 6:00pm

February 14, 2023 - 6:00pm

April 11, 2023 - 6:00pm

June 6, 2023 - 6:00pm

Board of Trustees meetings will be held remotely until further notice. A link to join the virtual meetings will be available above in advance. All meetings are open to the public. Community comments are welcomed.

As part of Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Planning Process, the following document is available for public review: New Foundations CS Comprehensive Plan (2018)

Any comments or concerns can be sent to our CEO, Chris Zagacki at CZagacki@newfoundations.org.

The Board of Trustees members, officers, and employees of New Foundations have a duty of loyalty to New Foundations and to the public whose interest they are sworn to serve. Members follow very strict guidelines which uphold their work to the utmost legal and ethical standards. Outlined in the documents below is the New Foundations Charter School Board of Trustees responsibilities.


Table of Contents
Board of Trustee Policies (100-129)
Student Policies (200-257)
Special Education Policies (300-329)
Employee Policies (400-420)
Property Policies (500-506)
Operation Policies (600-617)
Community Policies (700-705)
Finance Policies (800-827)
Parent Advisory Council Policies (900-903)
Medical Policies (1000-1010)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., protects students from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

Our Trustees

Mr. David Lambie

Human Services


Ms. Kisha Thompson

Vice President


Ms. Karen Bowman



Mr. Tom Shirley

Higher Education


Ms. Lizette Olmeda



Ms. Sheryl Perzel



Selfless Service

Directing with compassion and guiding with expertise.

In The Classroom

Connecting cultural and professional experience with academic rigor.

Through Relationships

Creating meaningful connections for students and staff.

Through Service

Modeling civic duty through action and autonomy.

Through Experience

Advising the next generation of leaders with care and intention.