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, October 11, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 

6:30 PM Open Meeting
  • Arlington High School Art Display
6:35 PM Public Participation
  • Speakers must identify themselves by name and address, and will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to present their material. The Chairperson may reduce speaking time if needed and/or may permit extension of this time limit. The Committee may respond to public comment, at the discretion of the Chairperson, but extended discussion of issues during public participation is discouraged. If a particular issue arises during public participation that warrants an extended discussion, the Chairperson may defer such discussion until a future meeting, and schedule an agenda item accordingly.
6:45 PM Arlington Community Education Annual Update, J. Rothenberg, A. Loeb
7:05 PM State Accountability Report and Analysis, R. MacNeal, P. O’Sullivan
7:25 PM MASC Annual Business Meeting
  • Discuss resolutions
  • Appointment of delegate
7:35 PM Discuss Policy BEA: Regular School Committee Meetings
7:45 PM Chief Financial Officer hiring process
  • Appointment of School Committer member(s) to interview committee
  • Discussion of job description
8:00 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 #19053, Total Amount: $730,263.94 dated 9/27/2018

Approval of Minutes:   Approval of Regular School Committee minutes 9/27/2018

Approval of Trip:  None


Policy: None
8:05 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

8:15 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, Chief Financial Officer position.


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
8:30 PM Adjournment
Correspondence Received:

Warrant dated 9/27/2018 

Draft minutes from 9/27/2018

Accountability Overview Report, R. MacNeal and Paula Girouard O’Sullivan

Technology requests to Capital Planning 2018.

BEA Policy, backup material and minutes 

MASC Delegate Meeting letter and Resolutions

League of Women Voters October 2018

Community Education Annual update presentation 

Class Enrollment 10 1 2018

Community Relations minutes 9/11/2018

AHS Art work October 2018