In accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General laws, Chapter 30A, Section 20, notice is hereby given for the following meeting of the:

Arlington School Committee
School Committee Regular Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 

Open Meeting
  • Peirce Elementary School Visual Art
6:30 p.m. Public Comment
6:40 p.m. Vote to add alpine skiing as an AHS varsity sport
6:50 p.m. Appointment to Rainbow Commission
  • Community Relations subcommittee recommendation of Keith M. Mistler
7:00 p.m. Math Update, M. Coleman, and Math Coaches
7:20 p.m. Secondary Science Update, S. Hoyo
7:40 p.m. MCAS Update, R. MacNeal
8:00 p.m. Vote approval of transportation fees
8:15 p.m. Vote to Approve Superintendent's FY 21 Budget
8:25 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHSBC update
8:45 p.m. Consent Agenda
All items listed with an asterisk are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the committee so requests, in which event the item will be considered in its normal sequence:

Approval of Warrant:  Warrant Number 20219, 2020, Dated March 3, 2020, Total Warrant Amount $1,351,212.41 

Approval of Minutes:  School Committee minutes on the Public Hearing on the FY 21 School Budget, and Regular meeting dated February 27 2020

Approval of Trip:       None

8:55 p.m. School Committee members give notice of their willingness to serve as officers for 2021-2022 SY
9:05 p.m. Re-establish legal services review subcommittee
Policy: None
9:15 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements

Budget:  Kirsi Allison-Ampe (chair)

Policies & Procedures:  Paul Schlichtman (chair)

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability:  Jane Morgan (chair)

Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse (chair)

Facilities:  Bill Hayner (chair)

Arlington High School Building Committee:  Jeff Thielman, Kirsi Allison-Ampe

Calendar Committee:  Jennifer Susse

Election Modernization Committee:  Jennifer Susse

Superintendent's Search Process:  Paul Schlichtman

Traffic Negotiations:  Jane Morgan, Bill Hayner

AEA Negotiations:  Len Kardon, Paul Schlichtman


Liaisons Reports


Future Agenda Items

9:35 p.m. Executive Session

To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with union and/or nonunion personnel or contract negotiations with union and /or nonunion in which if held in an open meeting, may have a detrimental effect.


To conduct strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation, in which if held in an open meeting, may have a detrimental effect. Collective bargaining may also be conducted.


10:00 p.m. Adjournment
The listings of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair, which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.
Stated times and time amounts, listed in parenthesis, are the estimated amount of time for that particular agenda item. Actual times may be shorter or longer depending on the time needed to fully explore the topic.
Submitted by Len Kardon, Chair
Correspondence Received:

Warrant #20219 Dated March 3, 2020

School Committee Public Hearing and Regular Minutes of  February 27, 2020

Keith March Mistler cover letter and resume 

APS class Sizes, March 2, 2020

KH Letter

KD email March 11 2020

Kathleen Bodie's letter regarding closure of Stratton School, March 9, 2020.

League of Women Voters, March 2020

Email regarding Concerts cancelled 

Coronavirus Update emails March 9, 2020

APS Science K-12 update presentation

APS Math and CS 

Motion for Transportation Fees

Email update on Coronavirus 

FY2021 Superintendent's Proposal March 11 2020

Budget Subcommittee minutes March 3, 2020

Email to School Committee March 12, 2020

Emails to support AHS Varsity Ski Team 

Massachusetts law requires all open session meetings of public bodies to be accessible to members of the public, including those with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the meeting, contact the Administrative Assistant to the Arlington School Committee Karen Fitzgerald at in advance of the meeting.