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, March 28, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  

6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
  • Thompon and Stratton Schools Art
6:35 p.m. Arlington High School Building Committee Presentation on New High School
7:05 p.m. Discussion of Long Range Plan Override Commitments, L. Kardon
7:20 p.m. Public Participation
7:25 p.m. Discussion of Proposed Job Descriptions Prepared by Dr. MacNeal
  • Library Technology Teacher
  • Elementary Science Coach 
7:40 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
  • Vote Increased Budget request to present to Finance Committee
7:50 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
8:10 p.m. 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 #19181, dated 3/14/2019 in the amount of $ 752,085.75
  • Approval of Minutes: None
  • Approval of Trip:  Community Education Acadia National Park Maine/Canada July 13 -20, 2019.  
  • Approval of School Committee Organizational Meeting, April 11, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. 
8:20 p.m. First Read of Policy: IJNBD Empowered Digital Use Policy, KFD Surplus Space Policy For Extended Day Programs, DBJ Budget Transfer Authority
8:25 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements

Budget:  Len Kardon, Chair 

  • Five-Year Multi Draft Budget Plan

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, Jeff Thielman

Arlington High School Building Committee:  Jeff Thielman, Kirsi Allison-Ampe

Gibbs Committee:  Jane Morgan

Liaisons Reports


Future Agenda Items

8:40 p.m. 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.


To discuss Superintendent Kathleen Bodie's contract. 

9:00 p.m. 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 # 19181 dated 3/14/2019 

Draft Minutes 3/14/2019

Job descriptions, Library Technology Teacher, Elementary Science Coach,

Community Education Trip Approval for Maine/Canada, July 2019.

Thompson and Stratton Art

Monthly Financial Report


Five-Year Draft Budget Plan Narrative

External Multi Year Plan 

APS and McKibben Growth Chart

Plan update email March 22, 2019 LKardon

Override Budget Documents (4) 

Press Release email, Tuesday march 26, 2019

KBodie email Override 

Letter to Town of Arlington Finance Committee regarding increase 

March 2019 Classroom Enrollment