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, January 28, 2021
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation




6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Jan 28, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: School Committee Regular Meeting, Thursday, January 28, 2021, 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.

6:30 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comments to: by 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021.  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, January 28, 2021.

6:45 p.m. FY 21-22 School year calendar, K. Bodie
  • First read of the FY 21-22 school year calendar
  • Vote on first day of school for September 2021
7:00 p.m. Revisions to budget calendar, K. Allison-Ampe
7:05 p.m. District Goals 2020-2021 Presentation, K. Bodie
7:30 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
7:40 p.m. Superintendent's Report. K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Update
  • Student and staff testing update

  • Synchronous learning time update

8:00 p.m. Panorama Family Survey analysis, R. MacNeal, S. Burd, L.Rodriguez
9:00 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 #21155  Check Date 1/19/2021 in the Amount of $1,135,135.51


Vote approval of Minutes:  Regular Meetings January 14, 2021

9:05 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 
  • Arlington High School Building Committee:  Jeff Thielman, (Chair), Kirsi Allison-Ampe

  • Liaisons Reports
  • Announcements
  • Future Agenda Items
9:20 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.


  • Arlington Education Association, AEA Union
  • Education Collaborative for Greater Boston, Inc, EDCO  


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:

Warrant 1/19/2020, 21155

School Committee Minutes: January 14, 2021

Panorama survey presentation  

School Calendar for 2021-2022 first read and vote for first day 

Budget calendar 2020-2021 updated 1/28/2021

Budget subcommittee minutes 12/30/2020 1/6/2021 

District Goals 2020-2021  

Monthly Financial Report 1 28 2021

League of Women Voters of Arlington January 2021 newsletter

Letters to State level to move forward with vaccinations for Teachers.

Covid10- Cases week of January 11

Hybrid Program Additional Specialist Class 1/22/2021

Asynchronous email from Lucy Pachter

EDCO notice for joint meeting February 1, 2021

Email regarding first day of school llana Blatt Eisengart

Anna Magracheva email to speak about planning for the fall semester

Mette Aamodt email to speak




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.