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, September 10, 2020
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Sep 10, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: School Committee Regular Meeting, Thursday, September 10, 2020

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

6:35 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comments to:  by 3PM on Thursday, September 10, 2020.  All comments and questions received by the School Committee by the date and time indicated will become part of the packet and public record and will be shared with the full School Committee and administration before the meeting via email.  No written comments will be read at the meeting.


For members of the public who wish to address the Committee on the Zoom call, there will be 30 minutes of public comment. Depending on how many people sign up, time allotments may be reduced but will not exceed three minutes each.  If the number of people who sign up exceeds what can be reasonably done in 30 minutes, the number of speakers will be capped and will be invited to speak based on the timestamp of their email to Ms. Fitzgerald.  If you would like to sign up to speak please email by 3PM on Thursday, September 10, 2020.



7:00 p.m. Discuss Fall Reopening Plans, R. MacNeal


7:45 p.m. Discussion and vote on Fall Sports for AHS, J. Bowler, Athletic Director
7:50 p.m. Superintendent's Search Process Update, P. Schlichtman


  • Invitation to apply for a set on superintendent search screening committee 
  • Superintendent search timeline
8:10 p.m. Policy First Read KDAB: Temporary Signs and Banner, BEDH and BEDH-E: Public Comment at School Committee Meetings, ACAB: Harassment
  • KDAB:  Temporary Signs and Banner
  • BEDH and BEDH-E:  Public Comment at School Committee Meetings
  • ACAB:  Harassment 
8:25 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements
  • Budget, Kirsi Allison-Ampe
  • Community Relations: Bill Hayner, Chair
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability, Len Kardon
  • Facilities, Jeff Thielman
  • Policy & Procedures, Paul Schlichtman 
  • Superintendent Search Process, Paul Schlichtman 
  • Arlington High School Building Committee:  Jeff Thielman, (Chair), Kirsi Allison-Ampe

  • Liaisons Reports
  • Announcements
  • Future Agenda Items
8:45 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.
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:

Proposal from Dr. Janger for AHS

School Committee Motion on AHS Reopening Plans 

Policies and Procedures Minutes September 3, 2020

First read on the following: 

Policy KDAB Temporary Signs and Banners

Policy BEDH & BEDH-E Public Comment at School Committee Meetings

Policy ACAB Harassment 

Superintendent Search Process Minutes September 3

Invitation to apply for a seat on the superintendent search screening committee

Facilities Subcommittee minutes September 9

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.