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, April 12, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 


6:30 pm Open Meeting
  • Welcome new School Committee member
6:35 pm Public Participation
6:45 pm Gibbs 6th Grade School Update, K. DeFrancisco
7:15 pm Colonial Day Update, R. MacNeal, D. Conklin
7:30 pm Development of Research Skills in APS, R. MacNeal, D. Conklin
7:45 pm Report on AHS Building Committee concept selections to be submitted to MSBA
8:00 pm Superintendent's Report K. Bodie
  • Update on School Buildings
8:25 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 29, 2018, Warrant #18195 in the amount of $662,334.49

Approval of Minutes:  School Committee Regular Meeting Minutes March 29, 2018 

Approval of Trips:       None


Policy: None
8:30 pm Subcommittee & Liaison Reports & Announcements

Additional Liaison and Subcommittee task assignments

Liaison to Human Rights Commission

Liaison to Rainbow Commission

Year-long agenda

Multi-year plan for schools

After-school care

MASC Policy review


·       Budget

·       Community Relations

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

·       Facilities

·       Policies & Procedures

·       School Enrollment Task Force 

·       Legal Services Review

·       Arlington High School Building Committee J. Thielman, K. Allison-Ampe

·       Gibbs Committee

·       Liaisons Reports

·       Announcements

·       Future Agenda Items



8:50 pm 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.
9:15 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 Kirsi Allison-Ampe, MD
Correspondence Received:

Warrant dated March 29, 2018

Regular Draft School Committee minutes, March 29, 2018

Enrollment Update April 2018 

Subcommittee Assignments 2018-2019 

Colonial Day letter April 11, 2018 from Roderick MacNeal, Jr.

Gibbs 6th Grade School Forum presentation 

Social Studies Research Presentation April 2018