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 26, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 


6:30 pm Open Meeting
6:35 pm Public Participation
6:45 pm District Goal 1.1 Update, R. MacNeal, Jr. and Curriculum Leaders
  • Vision of Student as Learner and Global Citizen
  • Transferable Skills
  • Essential Standards for Fourth Grade
  • Examples of Personalized Learning
7:45 PM Monthly Financial Reports, J. Danizio
7:55 pm Superintendent's Report K. Bodie
  • Update on School Buildings
8:15 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:  Dated 4/12/2018, Warrant #18208  in the amount of $637,187.60

Approval of Minutes:  School Committee Regular & Organizational Meeting Minutes April 12, 2018,

Approval of Trips:       None

Approval of Meeting:  Public Hearing on School Choice, Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm. 


Policy: None
8:20 pm Subcommittee & Liaison Reports & Announcements

Discussion of BDA-E and Implications



  • Budget, L. Kardon
  • Community Relations, J. Susse
  • Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment & Accountability,  J. Thielman
  • Facilities, B. Hayner
  • Policies & Procedures, P. Schlichtman

  • School Enrollment Task Force, Removal

  • Legal Services Review
  • Arlington High School Building Committee J. Thielman, K. Allison-Ampe
  • Gibbs Committee, J. Morgan
  • Liaisons Reports


  • Appointment of SC Liaison to Human Rights Commission

  • Announcements
  • Future Agenda Items
8:40 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.
8:55 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 April 12, 2018

Regular Draft School Committee minutes, April 12 , 2018

BDA-E School Committee:  Norms and Standards 

MASC Bulletin, April 2018 

MASC School Committee Members Nomination Forms 

Email and letters regarding Colonial Day.

Presentation on 2017-2018 District Goal 1.1 R. MacNeal, 4 26 2018

Katherine M. Clark acknowledgment letter regarding gun safety concerns.  

Essential Standards for 4th Grade

Transferable Skills 

Original and Updated Vision statement 

Goals Powerpoint