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

2023-2024 New Foundations Charter School Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
August 8, 2023 - 6:00pm
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October 10, 2023 - 6:00pm
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December 12, 2023 - 6:00pm *In Person*
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January 16, 2024 - 8:30amAgenda l Minutes
February 13, 2024 - 6:00pm
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April 09, 2024 - 6:00pm
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June 11, 2024 - 6:00pm
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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/Public comments are welcomed. 

How to give Community/Public Comment when the meeting is via Zoom: Please register for the board meeting by clicking the "register" link above. You will then receive a zoom link to attend the meeting. Any attendee who is interested in sharing a comment during the community comment portion of the agenda must use the raise your hand feature at that time. Each attendee who has their hand raised, one person at a time, will be unmuted so that they can share their comment with the Board. 

How to give Community/Public Comment when the meeting is in person: At this time, all meetings are via zoom unless otherwise noted. If there is a meeting in person, registration is not required. Anyone who is in attendance at the Board meeting will be given an opportunity during the community comment portion of the agenda to speak. Each attendee who has their hand raised, one person at a time, will be invited to approach the microphone to share their comment with the Board. 

As part of Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Planning Process, the following document is available for public review: New Foundations CS Comprehensive Plan (2023)

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.
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Policy 
Enrollment Policy
Dual Enrollment Policy

Consequences for Students Convicted of Sexual Assault Policy 

McKinney-Vento Policy

Our Trustees

Mr. David Lambie

Human Services


Ms. Kisha Thompson

Vice President


Ms. Karen Bowman



Mr. Tom Shirley

Higher Education


Ms. Cindy Carey



Mr. Max Matthews



Ms. Lizette Olmeda



Ms. Sheryl Perzel



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