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
Monday, August 10, 2020
7:00 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




7:00 p.m. Open Meeting

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Aug 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: School Committee Special Meeting, Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

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7:05 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comments to by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020.  All comments and questions received by the School Committee by the date and time indicated will become part of the packet and will be shared with the full School Committee and administration before the meeting.  

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7:20 p.m. Discuss and Approve Fall Reopening Plans, K. Bodie
8:30 p.m. Financial Report on Covid-19, M. Mason
8:50 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
9:10 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:  Warrant 21012 dated 7/28/2020 in the amount of $4,627,118.03

Approval of Minutes: None 


9:20 p.m. Policy:First Read EBC, BEDB, JJK

File EBC Supplemental: Policy Issues for the Pandemic

File BEDB: Agenda Format/Preparation and Dissemination

File JJK: School Logos and Trademarks

9:30 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements
  • Budget: Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair
  • Community Relations: Bill Hayner, Chair
  • 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
10:00 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:

Questions and Comment emails from 4:01 p.m. July 30, 2020- 4:00 p.m. August 10, 2020 regarding Fall reopening school plans 

Philip Tedesco*

James Sultan 

Arlind Ruca 

Jennifer White 

Monique Noelle

Karen Petho

Hilary Clay 

Erin Daly regarding survey 

Barbara Goodman 

Rachel Ostrow

Janet Marsden 

Emily Klein 

Susan Lucas

Donna Coco 

Maria Merkulova 

Will Eisner 

Holly Rossi 

Carrie Finison 

Hazel Dean Davis 

Gloria Donald-Sosnoff

Jennifer Firneno 

Alex Bilsky

Kate Elliot

Maria Merkulova 

Margaret Moore

Christa Beranek

Michelle Lambert

Hilary Clay 

Laura McKenney

AEA Comments regarding Fall reopening 

Rob Brachowski

Michelle and Brett Lambert

Kai-Ting Chuang 

Heidi Rosenberg

Kara Baskin

Gina Lieberman de Burca 

Jessica Kesner

Dean Carmen*

Steve Rosenstein

Dan White & Lise White

Alison Sekikawa

David Roger

Cindy ReVelle

Melissa Palermo 

Nancy Butts 

Stefanie Carlson*

Suzanne Trottier 

Patrick Mongeau 

Alison Sekikawa

Kimberly Serra* 

Brian O'Haga

Christine Griffin

Nancy Butts

Emily Veader

Martina Sullivan

Lilly Smith

Katell Guellec

Jennifer Mansfield

Mary Beth Wilkes


Cambridge Public Schools Opening Plan August 4, 2020 

On the Desktop from Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley & the DESE July 30, 2020 Student Learning Time Waiver Process 

Projected enrollment numbers August 6, 2020 

Extension Letter request of one day to August 11, 2020 to Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley Aug 3

On the Desktop, DESE August 6, 2020 memo and ext deadline, and Feedback on Fall Reopening Plans and Black Lives Matter emails 

The Arlington SPED alliance (TASA) 

Lauren and Robert Bellon*
Wyndham Ayares
Katrina Bernstein-Lewicke
Ilana Blatt-Eisengart
Lauren Bloom
Robin Bova
Kristin Chalmers
Pietra Check
Chris and Aurora Connor
Claudia Donnet
Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba
Jennifer and Shiela Hinckley
Mallory and David Kelts
Rebekah Lea
Jennifer and Joshua Mansfield
Michaela May
Rachel Ostrow and Chris Burns
Krasimira and Dimitar Petkov
Heather Phelps
Lisa and Adam Rodda
Deborah Savage, PhD
Sarah Thompson
Bill and Stephanie Trinkle
Mary Beth Wilkes
Antonella Zanobetti


In support of Black Lives Matter sign 

Erin Fera

 Josh Smift

Paula Jordan 

Janine Duffy

Mandy Ellenwood 

Jennifer Mansfield 

Mia G. Mansfield 

Patrick Mongeau 

Rajeev Soneja 

Ryan Heather Rosenstein
Steve Rosenstein


Elisa MacDonald

Jenna Fernandes

Emily Kathan

Sharon Convery Walsh 

Samantha Martin 

Claudia Donnet, Ph.D. 

Kate Fractal 

Rebecca Aaronson



DESE Submission email from Dr. Bodie July 31, Template Plans

PreK draft preliminary plans 

Emails Rebecca Walsh Bradley

N Wadke

Steve Key 

Tony Siddall

Jenna Fernandes

Amy Yeager

Randi Flynn

Betty Ferree

Danielle Monroe

Christine Griffin 

Linda Kang

Robin Bova

Laura O'Brien 

Judith Pfeffer

Cmon Suleiman

Sarah Tao 

Ariana Gomez

Kate De Lisi 

Katherine Sweeney 

Jennifer Truesdale 

Steve Key 

Jessica Cable 

Rachel Applebaum

Amy McCann Antczak 


School Committee questions to Facilities 







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.