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, April 30, 2020
6:30 PM
Open Meeting
Karen Fitzgerald is inviting you to a scheduled 

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6:30 p.m. School Choice Public Hearing

Members of the public are asked to send written comment to or can register to speak via the webinar by emailing by 5 pm on Thursday April 30.




6:40 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comment to or can register to speak via the webinar by emailing by 5 pm on Thursday April 30.



6:50 p.m. Rainbow Commission Appointment
  • Community Relations subcommittee recommendation of Keith M. Mistler



7:00 p.m. COVID-19 update, K. Bodie
  • School closure update


  • Remote Learning Plan - status update
  1. Community survey and other feedback
  2. Updated state guidance
  3. Other updates


  • Fees during the school closure period


  • Other impacts 
7:40 p.m. MCAS update
8:00 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Committee update
  • Census reminder
  • Calendar change, September 14 has been declared by the Governor as a state holiday.
8:20 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 20254, Dated 4/14/2020 in the Amount $1,029,887.78

Approval of Minutes: School Committee Regular meeting minutes of  Remote meeting minutes:  March 26, 2020. 



8:30 p.m. Superintendent's Search Process Update
8:45 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements
  • Budget:  Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair
  • Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse, Chair
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability: Jane Morgan
  • 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
9:00 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.


MOA for Unit A, AAA, and C Evaluations


Discuss AEA Stipends


To Enter Executive session under M.G.L. c. 30A, sect. 21(a)(7) to comply with a general law, to wit, M.G.L. c. 268A, sect. 23(c)(2). I to discuss EDCO.

9:30 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 # 20254,  dated 4/14/2020 

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

Dr. Bodie's COVID-19 Updated emails 

DESE Emails April 24, 2020

School Committee minutes, Remote School Committee Minutes March 26,

School Choice policy 

Lynette M email 4 27 2020 

Barbara G email 

T O email 

Bill Hayner email question to AE

MOA Unit, A, C, AAA regarding Evaluation April 2020

google presentations on Remote Learning, Survey Results, Special Education 4302020



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.