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 28, 2020
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




Open Meeting

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: May 28, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: School Committee Regular Meeting, Thursday, May 28, 2020 

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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  4 pm on Thursday, May 28.


6:40 p.m. COVID-19 Update and Remote Learning Plan matters update, K. Bodie
7:10 p.m. Special Education Professional Development Update, A. Elmer and Dr. Orkin
7:30 p.m. FY 21 School Budget Update, K. Bodie
7:55 p.m. Authorization to proceed with a contract with MASC, P. Schlichtman
  • Superintendents Search Process Subcommittee recommendation
8:05 p.m. EDCO Update, K. Bodie
8:15 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
8:25 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie

AHS Building Committee update

AHS Graduation 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 20283 Total Warrant Amount $394,676.75 DATED 5/19/2020

Approval of Minutes:  None

Approval of School Committee Organizational Meeting, June 11, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.



8:55 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements
  • Budget:  Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair
  • Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse, Chair
  •   Poet Laureate Screening Committee Appointment
  • 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
  • Superintendents Search Process Committee, Paul Schlichtman
  • 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
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.


9:15 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 20283  dated, May 19  2020

School Committee minutes, none 

SC Finance April 2020 Memo and Report

Email Mr. Hayner Perkins School of the Blind Alternative Learning

OMS Memorial Day 2020 YouTube

MASC Cost Proposal

MASC Superintendent Search Timeline

MASC Summary, Explanation and Analysis of Superintendent  Contract Provisions

Superintendents Search Process approved minutes Jan 15, 2020 and May 6, 2020


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.