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 27, 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 Review of summer building maintenance, S. Nesterak, Facilities Director
6:55 PM Review of Capital Planning request for the coming year, J. Danizio, CFO
7:10 PM Arlington District Goals, 2018-2019 Key Activities and Benchmarks, K. Bodie, Superintendent
7:40 PM Discuss Policy BEA: Regular School Committee Meetings
7:55 PM Superintendent's Report
  • Update on School Buildings
  • Green Ribbon Award
  • Gibbs Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House
  • Enrollment 
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:  Warrant #19048, Total Warrant Amount $376,461.55, Dated September 13, 2018.

Approval of Minutes:  Approval of Regular September 13, 2018 Minutes

Approval of Trip:  None


8:20 PM Policy: Discuss EFD Meal Charge Policy
8:30 PM Paraprofessional Negotiation Committee Appointment
  • Motion to add Jennifer Susse to Paraprofessional Negotiation Team
8:35 PM Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements

Budget:  Len Kardon, Chair  

Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse, Chair

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability: Jeff Thielman, Chair         

Facilities:  Bill Hayner, Chair

Policies & Procedures:  Paul Schlichtman, Chair

 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


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.


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.  


Submitted by Kirsi Allison-Ampe, MD, Chair of School Committee
8:55 PM Adjournment
Correspondence Received:

Letter to appoint a Kathleen Bodie, Ed.D., to the EDCO Board of Directors.

Policy EFD Meal Charge Policy and Meal Charge Masslive document

Warrant #19049 9/13/2018

Legal FY July 2018 spreadsheet

District Goals Objectives updated 9 27 2018 

MASC event notice 

Policy BEA Regular School Committee meetings and P&P Minutes 

APS Honored Among 2018 U.S. Dept of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Facilities Report S. Nesterak September 25, 2018

Capital Planning Memo and FY 2020 Capital Plan Requests 

Draft School Committee minutes 9/13/2018

Important Meeting Information 2015/16. J. Susse 

Multi year plan J. Danizio CFO Sept 4, 2018