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, March 15, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School 

School Committee Room, 6th Floor

869 Mass Avenue

Arlington, MA  



6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
  • Dallin Artwork
6:35 pm Public Participation
6:45 pm AHS Draft Educational Plan for MSBA, Second Read , M. Janger AHS Principal, L. Cowles, HMFH Architect
  • School Committee members to vote approval
7:05 pm Discipline Report, M. Janger
7:20 pm Superintendent's FY 19 Budget Priorities, K. Bodie
7:30 pm Question on FY 19 Superintendent's Budget
7:40 pm FY 19 Superintendent's Budget for School Committee Approval
8:00 pm. Monthly Financial Reports, John Danizio
8:10 pm Goal 3.4 OMS reconfiguration plan
8:20 pm Vote change of APS Legal Representation for Labor and Employment
  • Vote Valerio Dominello & Hillman, LLC   for Labor and Employment Legal Representation
8:25 pm Charge School Committee to sign letter to President Trump
  • Charge School Committee sign letter to President Trump to support to ban assault weapons, all modifications to convert weapons to semi or fully automatic status and introduce a background check for gun ownership. 
8:35 pm Superintendent's Report K. Bodie
  • Update on School Buildings
8:55 pm 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:  March 1, 2018, Warrant #18175 in the amount of $862,390.50 

Approval of Minutes:   February 8, 2018 and March 1, 2018 School Committee Regular Meeting Minutes and March 1, 2018 FY 19 Public Hearing on Budget

Approval of Trips:       None

Policy: None
9:00 pm Subcommittee & Liaison Reports & Announcements

           Budget, Kirsi Allison-Ampe (Chair)

·         Community Relations, Cindy Starks (Chair)

·         District Accountability, Curriculum/Instruction & Assessment, (CIAA) Paul Schlichtman, (Chair)

·         Facilities, Jennifer Susse (Chair)

·         Policies & Procedures, Len Kardon (Chair)

·         School Enrollment Task Force, Bill Hayner, Cindy Starks, Jeff Thielman

·         Legal Services Review, Bill Hayner, Len Kardon

·         Arlington High School Building Committee Jeff Thielman and Kirsi Allison-Ampe

·         Gibbs Committee, Cindy Starks

·         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 a 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.
9:20 pm 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 Jeff Thielman, Chair
Correspondence Received:

AHS Draft Educational Plan for MSBA 

AHS Draft Space Study

Monthly Financial Report

Warrant dated 3/1/2018

Draft School Committee minutes 3/1/2018 and 3/1/2018 Public Hearing Minutes 

League of Women Voters March 2018 Bulletin 

Change of Representation Valerio Dominello & Hillman, LLC

Discipline Report

March 1, 2018 Enrollment 

Patriots' Day Parade notice 

Letters from School Committees to President Trump on ban weapons

Letters to our representatives of Massachusetts, Governor, US, and US President

List of summary priority lists March 2018 

OMS Reconfiguration chart