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, January 24, 2019
6:30 PM
6:30 PM Open Meeting
  • Artwork from Brackett Elementary
6:35 PM Public Participation
6:40 PM AHS Students Public Policy Start Time
7:15 PM Suspensions and School Discipline Update, M. Janger and B. Meringer
6:55 PM Program of Studies for AHS, W. McCarthy
7:45 PM Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
7:55 PM Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project Update
  • Parmenter Cost Analysis
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 # 19131,  dated for 1/10/2019 in the amount of $792,425.06 
  • Approval of Minutes:  None 
  • Approval of Trip:  Nagaokakyo, Japan trip for this July 2019.
  • Approval of Trip:  AHS Performing Arts New York City, May17-20 2019

8:20 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.


8:45 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
Correspondence Received:

Warrant dated 1 10 2019

Approval of NYC trip

Approval of Japan Trip

Program of Studies 2019-2020

Public Policy Start Time

Suspension and School Discipline Update