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 Special Meeting
Thursday, July 23, 2020
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Jul 23, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: School Committee Remote Meeting  Thursday, July 23, 2020

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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  4 pm on Thursday, July 23.


6:45 p.m. OMS Visual Arts presentation D. Ardito and P. Ford
7:00 p.m. Approve AFL-CIO, STATE COUNCIL 93, LOCAL 680 Traffic Supervisors contract
7:10 p.m. Fall reopening update and draft plans, K. Bodie
8:00 p.m. Fall Opening School Committee approval process and discussion, additional meeting, J. Morgan
8:10 p.m. Special education reopening guidance summary and planning, A. Elmer
8:15 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Committee update
8:30 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 20319  Total Warrant Amount $4,895,426.25, Dated July 14, 2020, effective date June 30, 2020. 

*Approval of Minutes: None

8:35 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements
  • Budget: Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair


  • Community Relations: Bill Hayner, Chair
  1.    Citizens and School Committee Talk 


  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability:  Len Kardon, Chair
  • Facilities: Jeff Thielman, Chair
  • Policies & Procedures: Paul Schlichtman, Chair
  • Arlington High School Building Committee:  Jeff Thielman, (Chair), Kirsi Allison-Ampe
  • Superintendents Search Process Committee, P. Schlichtman


  • Liaisons Reports
  • Announcements
  • Future Agenda Items
8:55 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.


Bargaining with Arlington Administrators Association (AAA) and Arlington Education Association (AEA)



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 Jane Morgan, Chair
Correspondence Received:

Warrant  20319 dated July 14, 2020

Draft School Program Values and Models for APS Fall 2020 7.22.2020 

Traffic Supervisors MOA 

AEA MGL ch. 150 E Request for Information and Demand to Bargain Ex Session

Update on Timeline for Reopening Plan and Building Safety Actions July 18, 2020

Letter to Parents and Guardians, District and Facilities  Dept. July 18, 2020

Ching-King Chieng Ph.D letter reagarding Community Service June 23, 2020.

Vanessa Steck email July 19 2020

Catherine Oranchak Rall 2020 reopening email July 18, 2020

Sharie McNeill July 2020 

Katherine Levine Einstein email regarding fall reopening, testing July 21.

On the Desktop July 17, 2020 Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 DESE and scenarios in school, on the bus, or in community settings 

Superintendent Search survey and this weeks focus groups

School reopening email Michaela May June 25, 2020 recvd July 20, 2020

National Endowment for the Arts, support application of True Story Theater grant. J. Morgan

AEA endorsement of MTA/AFT/BTU Reopening Proposals

Erin Horton Email regarding reopening plane Masks use for K-1 July 20.

Citizens and School Committee Talk, Bill Hayner

High School Logo/Mascot Change K. Barvick 

Special Education Guidance on Fall 2020 Sp Ed Svcs

Special Education Guidance presentation 

Draft AHS Covid Reopening Plan 7232020 mj 

 Visual Art Statement

K Harrington

Karin Moellering email regarding reopening plan

Kristina Konnath email questions about reopening

J Roth email question about reopening

M Donald email questions about reopening

E Hebert email questions about remote learning 

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.