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 29, 2018
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor 

Arlington, MA  02474



6:30 PM Open Meeting
  • Moment of Silence for Kevin Greeley
  • Gibbs and Ottoson Middle School Art work 
6:35 PM Public Participation
6:45 PM Meet New Administration
  • Kate Peretz, Hardy Elementary Principal
6:55 PM AHS Building Project, K. Bodie
  • Update
  • Concepts for exterior
  • Value engineer discussion
7:20 PM Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
7:40 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 Number 19089, Total Warrant Amount $965,170.23 dated November 15, 2018.
  • Approval of Minutes:  School Committee Regular Meeting, 11/15/2018
Policy: Policy Manual Update A-I, (J, K, L section edits) for review
7:45 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



8:00 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, AEA Paraprofessional update.


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



8:10 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
Correspondence Received:

Gibbs/OMS Artwork descriptions

Warrant # dated 11/15/2018

School Committee Regular Minutes 11/15/2018 

Homeschooling Report, R. MacNeal

Monthly Financial Report

AHS Building Project presentation, documents 

Letter from AHS parent about discipline

Emails regarding Graffiti 

Policy Manual Update, Policy A-I, J, K, L policies with edits 2018 

AHS Forum Presentation 11 28 2018 LC

AHS Forum Presentation 11 28 2018 JT