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, November 15, 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 Meet Our New Administration
  • Brian Meringer, Ottoson Middle School Principal
6:55 PM Buffer Zone Report M. Salvas
7:10 PM Superintendent's Recommendation of new Chief Financial Officer
7:30 PM Evaluation of the Superintendent: Kathleen Bodie, Ed.D.
8:00 PM End of Year Financial Review, J. Danizio
8:10 PM Superintendent's Report
8:30 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 dated 10/25/2018, Warrant # 19075, Amount $776,132.94

Approval of Minutes:   Regular School Committee Minutes, 10/25/2018

Approval of Trip:  OMS, New York City, May 18, 2019


Policy: None
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


8:50 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 Janger's contract.


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.  


The deployment of security personnel or devices. 





9:00 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:

End of the year review correspondence

Warrant 10/25/2018

OMS NYC May 2019 Trip for Approval 

Draft minutes 10 25 2018

LWV November/December 2018 Bulletin

Legal Services spreadsheet Sept 2018 

Buffer Zone Report 2018-2019

Classroom Size 

Commissions Report Jennifer Susse 11 2018

Budget Draft Calendar 11 15 2018 LK 

Community Relations approved minutes