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, December 17, 2020
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




6:30 p.m Open Meeting

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Dec 17, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: School Committee Regular Meeting, Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

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6:30 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comments to: by 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 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, December 17, 2020.



6:50 p.m. Motion and vote to enter into a 3-year employment contract with Dr. Elizabeth Homan appointing her as Superintendent of the Arlington Public Schools for the period from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.
7:00 p.m. Motion and vote to enter into a contract with Dr. Elizabeth Homan for transition work to be performed on or between February 22, 2021 and June 30, 2021 not to exceed fifteen 8-hour days in the aggregate
7:10 p.m. Fiscal Year 2022 Elementary Budget needs
7:40 p.m. Fiscal Year 2022 AEA Budget priorities
7:50 p.m. Dr. Kathleen Bodie's Superintendent evaluation, J. Morgan
8:10 p.m. End of Year 2020 Report, M. Mason
8:20 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
8:30 p.m. School Budget Analyst Job Description for Approval, M. Mason
8:40 p.m. Superintendent's Report
  • AHS Building Project 
8:50 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: None 

Vote approval of Minutes: School Committee meetings, November 19, November 20, and November 24, 2020

Vote approval of Job Description:  Director of Mathematics and Computer Science Education K-12 



8:55 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
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..
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 Jane Morgan, Chair
Correspondence Received:

School Committee minutes, Nov. 19, Nov. 20, Nov. 24,2020

APS Elem Budget Requests FY 22 

Chat dates 

job description Dir of Math

job description of Budget analyst

Evaluation of Dr. Bodie 

CPA letter December 11, 2020 

MLK, Jr. request for donation to SC

David Conneely message to School Committee, Science Teacher

Megan Miller statement for the School Committee, English Teacher

Joy and Doug Danison support of the Dept shift model

Mette Aamodt Email 

Brendan O'Day support of Dr. Elizabeth Homan 12/10/20 

Philip Blumenau support current model at AHS 

Paula Jordan conser on supt hire process

Kate Cubata email on signs for Dr. Greer

Gabe Tenninbaum Ms. Thompson COVID-19 

Bill Hayner motion 12/10/2020

Kirsi Allision-Ampe motion 12/10/2020

Jeff Thielman motions 12/10/2020 

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.