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, May 14, 2020
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




Open Meeting

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: May 14, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: School Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


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6:30 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, May 14.


6:40 p.m. COVID-19 Update and Remote Learning Plan matters, K. Bodie
7:10 p.m. English Language Learners (ELL) Remote Learning Update, C. Bruzzese
7:30 p.m. Update on Social-emotional well being for students and staff, S. Burd
7:50 p.m. School Committee approval of AEA and AAA Evaluation MOA
  • AEA Teachers, Unit A Evaluation MOA
  • AEA Clerical, Unit C Evaluation MOA
  • AAA Administors Evaluation MOA 
8:00 p.m. School Committee approval of AEA Athletic Stipend MOA
  • AEA Athletic Spring Stipends MOA 


8:10 p.m. Superintendent's Search Process Update, P. Schlichtman
  • Search Process Consultant
8:25 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
AHS Building Committee 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 Number 20264, Dated 5/5/2020 in the Amount $693.266.98

Approval of Minutes: March 12, 2020, April 9, 2020 and April 30, 2020 School Committee Regular and Zoom Meeting Minutes

Approval of the Ida Robbins Scholarship for 2020.  Presented to the top two AHS students with the highest GPA.



8:55 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
9:15 p.m. Executive Session
To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with the union and/or nonunion personnel or contract negotiations with the union and /or nonunion in which if held in an open meeting, may have a detrimental effect.


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


To discuss Traffic Supervisors Contract


To discuss Principal Contracts, specifically Peirce and Gibbs 


9:45 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, May 5, 2020

School Committee minutes, March 12, 2020, April 9, 2020 and April 30,2020

IDA Robbins Award description 

IDA Robbins Awards letters to two AHS seniors May 2020

AEA Teacher Unit A, Clerical Unit C and AAA Administrators Evaluation MOA

AEA Athletic Stipends MOA 

Superintendent's Search Process minutes, RFP and Evaluation 

Remote Learning Email B. Hayner

N. Saunders Email regarding Remote Learning

ELL presentation and FAQ, Plans 

Social-emotional Learning and Counseling presentation 

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



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.