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 29, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 


6:30 pm Open Meeting
6:31 pm Executive Session


To discuss security of Arlington Public Schools, if held in an open meeting may have a detrimental effect.  




6:55 pm Honoring School Committee Member for her years of service, Cindy Starks
7:03 pm Appointment of Cindy Starks to the Vision 2020 Standing Committee
7:05 pm Public Participation
7:15 pm Gibbs/OMS Comparison Chart, J. Danizio
7:25 pm Interim Report on Superintendent Goals
7:35 pm School Calendar 2018-2019 with Kindergarten Information
7:40 pm. Monthly Financial Reports, John Danizio
7:50 pm Superintendent's Report K. Bodie
  • Update on School Buildings
  • Gibbs Library 
8:10 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 15, 2018, Warrant #18190 in the amount of $464,022.01

Approval of Minutes:   School Committee Regular Meeting Minutes March 15, 2018 

Approval of Trips:      Host family exchange trip to France, 2018-2019 SY

Approval of Meeting:  School Committee Organizational Meeting, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Policy: None
8:15 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.
8:35 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:

Warrant dated March 15, 2018

Regular Draft School Committee minutes, March 15, 2018

School Calendar 2018-2018 with Kindergarten information 

Monthly Financial Reports, Feb 2018

Host French Trip for 2018-2019

Invitation to A Crisis of Democracy:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018 

Community Development Week Celebration, April 3, 2018

School Committee letters

ASC letter to AHSBC confirming vote on Ed Plan to MSBA

OMS Vs Gibbs FTE 18 to 19 

Art work descriptions

Hardy Principal Press Release