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, November 12, 2020
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Nov 12, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: School Committee Regular Meeting, Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

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 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020.



6:45 p.m. Superintendent Search update, J. Morgan
6:55 p.m. Superintendent Bodie's 2019-20 evaluation process, J. Morgan
7:05 p.m. Approval of Traffic Supervisor's MOA and Approval of Cafeteria Food Service MOA
7:15 p.m. District 2019-2020 Goal Progress, R. MacNeal and Curriculum Leaders
  • School Committee questions
7:35 p.m. FY22 Budget Calendar first read, K. Allison-Ampe
7:45 p.m. Superintendent's Report
  • Hiring update
  • Enrollment update
8:00 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:

Vote approval of Warrant:  Warrant #21091 Dated 10/27/2020, Total Amount:  $628,607.95

Vote approval of Minutes: July, 30, 2020  

8:05 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
8:25 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.
  • AEA Teachers Union 
8:45 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 Jane Morgan, Chair
Correspondence Received:

Warrant 21091 10 27 2020 

Regular School Committee minutes

District Goals 2019-2020 Curriculum and Instruction Presentation 

Questions for Community Stakeholders Survey

Superintendent Proposed Evaluation Report 

Emails regarding

Superintendent Finalist Community meetings:  Tuesday, November 17 and Wednesday, November 18, 2020 both at 7:00 p.m. 

Superintendent Finalist Interview meetings both at 6:30 p.m.   

Thursday, November 19, 2020, Dr. Greer  

Friday, November 20, 2020, Dr. Homan. 

Special School Committee meeting Superintendent hiring conversation Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

Elizabeth Dray email November 9, 2020 AHS students deserve actionable hybrid ed plan for January 2021. 

Diane Gardner email September 15, 2020 AHS reopening feedback 

Andrea Canty public comment 

Tina Sun, November 8, 2020 email superintendent finalist

Ann Skoczenski public comment 

Allison and Michael Perkins AHS Feedback 

School Committee Community Relations Chat Report, Saturday, November 7, 20202 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting, Monday, November 16, 2020

METCO District numbers, hybrid/remote 11 10 2020 

Audrey Robert Ramirez email

Thomas Davison 

Budget Calendar 2020-21 v2

Janice Weinburg 

Traffic MOA 

Cafe MOA 



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.