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        • Dec 8

          Board of Trustees Meeting
        • Dec 10

          Progress Reports
        • Dec 11

          School Closed - Staff PD Day
        • Dec 15

          NJHS Induction Ceremony
        • Dec 18

          Holiday Pajama Day
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      • High School
        • Dec 8

          Board of Trustees Meeting
        • Dec 10

          Progress Reports
        • Dec 11

          School Closed - Staff PD Day
        • Dec 21

          Virtual Winter Fine Arts Festival
        • Dec 22

          Family Town Hall - Return to School Plan
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Our Board of Trustees


Serving selflessly & giving completely.


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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

2020-2021 New Foundations Charter School Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule*
August 11, 2020Agenda | Minutes
September 8, 2020
AgendaMinutes
September 29, 2020
(Continuation of 9/8/2020 Meeting)
AgendaMinutes
October 13, 2020
AgendaMinutes
November 10, 2020
Agenda
December 1, 2020
(Continuation of 11/10/2020 Meeting)
Agenda
December 8, 2020
AgendaRegister Here
January 12, 2021

February 9, 2021

March 9, 2021

April 13, 2021

May 11, 2021

June 8, 2021


2020-2021 Agendas and Meeting Minutes

*Please note that due to COVID-19, 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 Interim CEO, Mrs. Fran Daly at fdaly@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.

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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)

Our Trustees

Mr. David Lambie

President
Human Services

Mrs. Kisha Thompson

Vice President
Accounting

Mrs. Karen Bowman

Secretary
Education

Mr. Tom Shirley

Treasurer
Higher Education

Ms. Rebecca Agostino

Trustee
Education

Fr. Samuel Murangi

Trustee
Ministry & Theology

Ms. Lizette Olmeda

Trustee
Education

Ms. Sheryl Perzel

Trustee
Founder

Ms. Michelle Ross

Trustee
Business

Dr. Melissa Rotz

Trustee
Medicine

Selfless Service

Directing with compassion and guiding with expertise.

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Guidance
In The Classroom

Connecting cultural and professional experience with academic rigor.

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Guidance
Through Relationships

Creating meaningful connections for students and staff.

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Guidance
Through Service

Modeling civic duty through action and autonomy.

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Guidance
Through Experience

Advising the next generation of leaders with care and intention.