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 26, 2020
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




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Karen Fitzgerald is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Remote School Committee Meeting
Time: Mar 26, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 393 578 985

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6:30 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comment to 

6:40 p.m. COVID-19 update, K. Bodie
  • Meal distribution
  • Remote learning technology

      -  device distribution and supply update, purchase needs, tech support for parents.

  • Remote learning plan - status update
  • Other impacts 
7:40 p.m. Approval of AEA negotiations subcommittee members
7:45 p.m. Waiver of policy BDA
7:50 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
AHS Building Committee update
8:10 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 Number 20232, Dated 3/17/2020 in the Amount $691,639.92

Approval of Minutes: None

Approval of adding meeting:  Add Public Hearing on School Choice to May 14, 2020.


8:15 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements
  • Budget:  Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair
  • Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse, Chair
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability: Jane Morgan, Chair         
  • Facilities:  Bill Hayner, Chair
  • Policies & Procedures:  Paul Schlichtman, Chair
  • Arlington High School Building Committee:  Jeff Thielman, (Chair), Kirsi Allison-Ampe
  • Calendar Committee:  Jennifer Susse
  • Election Modernization Committee:  Jennifer Susse
  • Traffic Negotiations:  Jane Morgan, Bill Hayner
  • AEA Negotiations:  len Kardon, Paul Schlichtman
  • Liaisons Reports
  • Announcements
  • Future Agenda Items
8:25 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 dated 3/17/2020

Town of Arlington Legal Dept Supplement-Remote Meeting Checklist and Guidance 

Dr. Bodie's COVID-19 Updated emails March 12-present

Policy BDA School Committee Organizational Meeting



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.