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 14, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room 

869 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  

6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
6:35 p.m. Public Participation
6:55 p.m. Start time change for middle school and high school, Second Reading
  • Vote to approve 8:30 a.m. start time for middle and high school September, 2019.
7:15 Gibbs School Update, K. DeFrancisco, Principal
7:35 p.m. Vote to Approve Superintendent's FY 20 Budget
7:50 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHSBC Update
  • Technology Plan Update
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 Number 19171, Dated 2/28/2019 Total Warrant Amount $288,192.30
  • Approval of Minutes: Regular School Committee minutes 2/28/2019
  • Approval of Trip: Approval of AHS Social Studies Vietnam Trip, February 2020.
8:20 p.m. 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, 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 Principal's Contracts
  • To discuss the contract for Superintendent Kathleen Bodie.
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 # 19171, date February 28, 2019

School Committee Minutes, draft February 28, 2019 

League of Women Voters Bulletin, March 2019

AHS Social Studies Vietnam February 2020 Trip approval

Superintendent's Proposed FY 20 Budget Book 

Five-Year Plan budget Document updated 

Contracts for Executive Session 

KBodie Starting Time Discussion email 

FY 20 Budget add ons 3 14 2019

Parade notice