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, September 13, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 

6:30 PM Open Meeting
6:35 PM Public Participation
6:45 PM Opening Day Update, K. Bodie
  • Schools and last weeks heat 
7:00 PM Enrollment Update, K. Bodie
7:10 PM Appoint Kathleen Bodie, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools as a voting member of the EDCO Collaborative Board
  • Per EDCO's Articles of Agreement, "Each district member executing this Agreement shall annually appoint the Superintendent of Schools or one School Committee Member as a voting member of the Collaborative Board." 
7:15 PM APS Staff Hiring Update, R. Spiegel
7:25 PM Discussion of Special Education Program Evaluation Report, A. Elmer
7:45 PM Arlington District Goals, 2018-2019 Key Activities and Benchmarks, K. Bodie
8:05 PM Summer Professional Development Report, R. MacNeal
8:15 PM Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • School Building Update 
  • AHS into Schematic Design
  • On-line Registration and form rollout
8:35 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: #18266 Total Amount $927,123.42 Dated 6/21/18

                                  #18275 Total Amount $341,996.17 Dated 6/29/18

                                  #19012 Total Amount $333,977.55 Dated 7/31/18 

                                  #19023 Total Amount $503,555,97 Dated 8/16/18 

                                  #19033 Total Amount $626,697.17 Dated 9/05/18


Approval of Minutes: Regular School Committee, June 21, 2018 minutes


Approval of Trip:California Trip for Foreign Exchange students April 13-20, 2019 Mary Villano 


8:40 PM Policy: GBEBD Online Fundraising and Solicitations-Crowdfunding, ADF Nurtrition and Wellness Policy Goals, BEA Regular School Committee Meetings, KFD Surplus Space Policy for Extended Day Program First Read
  • GBEDB - Online Fundraising and Solicitations-Crowdfunding, New


  • ADF - (outgoing policy JLCE-E) Nutrition and Wellness Policy Goals,  proposed to insert Outdoor recess should be provided for students at times when it is not precipitating, and the wind chill is above 20 degrees Fahrenheit.


  • BEA Regular School Committee Meetings, changing meeting dates from Thursday to Tuesday, with the intent of implementing the policy starting in September 2019. 
8:50 PM Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements

Budget:  Len Kardon, Chair, Jane Morgan, Jennifer Susse   

Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse, Chair, Len Kardon, Jeff Thielman

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability:  Jeff Thielman, Chair, Paul Schlichtman, Jane Morgan            

Facilities:  Bill Hayner, Chair, Jeff Thielman, Jennifer Susse,

Policies & Procedures:  Paul Schlichtman, Chair, Bill Hayner, Len Kardon

Legal Services Review:  Bill Hayner, Len Kardon

Arlington High School Building Committee:  Jeff Thielman, Kirsi Allison-Ampe

Gibbs Committee:  Jane Morgan

Liaisons Reports


Future Agenda Items


9:10 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 open meeting, may have a detrimental effect. (Principal Contracts) 


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.  


Vote to approve MOA between Arlington School Committee and The Arlington Traffic Supervisors, AFSCME, Local 680 for term July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020 to update wage increases for FY 19 and FY 20. 


Vote to approve MOA for AAA  

9:30 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, Chair of School Committee
Correspondence Received:

New Covenant School Request letter

Draft minutes from School Committee Regular meeting June 21, 2018

Warrants:  #18266, #18275, #19012, #19023  and #19033

AHS Foreign Exchange Students Trip Approval, California April 2019

Arlington Historic District Commission letter to Mr. Jack McCarthy, MSBA cc: School Committee Chair regarding AHDC Concerns AHS Building Project.

MASC Bulletin

League of Women's Voters September 2018

MASC Policy Newsletter

G.L/Youth Villages News July 25, 2018 email

Letter to Jack McCarthy regarding MSBA AHS Rebuild concerns

C. Wagner July 11, 2018 

DESE On the Desktop August 23, 2018 

AHS Preferred Schematic August 22, 2018 

P&P minutes:  6/14/18, 8/6/18, 8/29/18 and Recommendations for E&F sections of policy manual, with policy changes BEA, ADF, GBEBD

CIAA draft minutes 6/5/18, 8/28/18

Community Relations 6/20/2018 draft minutes 

CIAA/Budget Joint Meeting draft 7/31/2018 

Arts Commission Follow up  email 

Arlington Commision of Arts and Culture seeks member notice 9/6/18

Letters to the Advocate:  APS Opens for 2018-19 and Op-Ed AHSBC  8/31/2018

Summer Professional Report

AHS Schematic Design Presentation 9/4/2018 AHS Building Project 

Enrollment Sept 1, 2018 

Staff Hiring Report presentation

Special Education Program, Evaluation Report, District-Wide Inclusionary Practices, APS Dept of Special Education, Arlington, MA  Conducted November 2017, Submitted by LABBB Collaborative, Bedford, MA  

Summer Professional Development Report, Rod MacNeal Sept 2018

Special Education presentation on LABBB evaluation. A. Elmer 9 13 2018

District Goals Objectives Kathleen Bodie 9 13 2018 presentation