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 25, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 

6:30 PM Open Meeting
  • Bishop/Hardy Artwork
6:35 PM Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture Appointment
  • Recommendation of Stewart Ikeda as the School Committee representative.
6:45 PM Public Participation
6:55 PM MCAS Overview Part 2, R. MacNeal, P. O'Sullivan
7:30 PM Monthly Financial Report, J. Danizio, CFO
7:40 PM Discuss the "Vision of Students as Global Learners"
7:55 PM Diversity Hiring Report, R. Spiegel
8:10 PM Superintendent's Report
8:30 PM Discussion on RFP on Demographics, J. Danizio
8:40 PM Discussion of School Committee position on Ballot question # 3, Transgender Anti-Discrimination
8:50 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 19063 Dated 10/11/18, Total $658,357.93

Approval of Minutes:  Regular School Committee minutes 10/11/18

Approval of Trip:  None


9:00 PM Superintendent Evaluation Process

- Completion of CBI-E by members

- Questions or additional information requested for evaluation process

Policy: None
9:10 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.  


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:
  • Warrant 19063 dated 10/11/18
  • Regular School Committee minutes 10/11/18
  • Policies and Procedures draft minutes Policy J Revisions 10/17/18
  • MASC Legal Alert Notice 
  • Lexington Policy on Homework
  • DESE Commissioners October 19, 2018 Weekly Update 
  • MASC Bulletin October 2018
  • District Goals 2017-2018
  • CBI-E Evaluation Form 2018
  • Standards for Supt Eval
  • Practice Goal 
  • Student Achievement Goal
  • District Improvement Goal
  • Superintendents Eval Report
  • Diversity Presentation
  • MCAS Part 2 Presentation 
  • Resume and letter S I for Arts and Culture appt
  • Rainbow Commission resolution 
  • Resolution on Q 3 Select Board and School Committee
  • Request for Proposal Demographic and Enrollment Study
  • Vision of Students as Global Learners Final Draft
  • Artwork Hardy and Bishop