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, April 11, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476

6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
6:40 p.m. Public Participation
7:00 p.m. Long Range Plan Override Commitments Vote, L. Kardon
  • Vote on FY 20 Override Committment
7:10 p.m. LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission of Arlington - School Committee relationship, L. Kardon
7:20 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project
7:40 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# 19189, Dated 3/28/2019, Total Warrant Amount $412,304.60

Approval of Minutes:  Regular School Committee Minutes, 3/14/2019, 3/28/2019

Approval of Trip:  None

Approval of LABBB: To approve an increase in the LABBB capital plan by $600,000 for a total of $2.6m.

Approval of School Committee to change last meeting from Thursday, June 20, to Thursday, June 13, 2019.

7:45 p.m. Vote to approve Second Read of Policy: IJNBD Empowered Digital Use Policy, KFD Surplus Space Policy For Extended Day Programs, DBJ Budget Transfer Authority
  • Vote to approve IJNBD, KFD, DBJ as amended
7:50 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements

Budget:  Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair

Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse, Chair

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability: Jane Morgan, Chair         

Facilities:  Bill Hayner, Chair

Policies & Procedures:  Paul Schlichtman, Chair

Legal Services Review:  Bill Hayner, Jeff Thielman

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

Liaisons Reports


Future Agenda Items

8:10 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. 

8:30 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 Len Kardon, Chair
Correspondence Received:

Warrant 19189, dated 3/28/2019

Regular School Committee minutes, 3/14/2019 and 3/28/2019

Draft FY 20 Overrride Commitments documents 

Baseline Scenario 3.22.19

Five year plan 

Full plan Fy20-24 override plan

P&P minutes with IJNBD, KFD, DBJ Policies, March 19, 2019 with edits 

Subcommittee Assignments for 2019-2020 

LABBB document request for approval 

MASC Bulletin March 2019 

BDA School Committee Organizational Meeting

BDA-E School Committee Norms and Standards 

Letter to David Mohler, Office of Transporation Planning March 20, 2019 

Five Year Budget Plan Reminder email

April 2019 enrollment numbers

LWVA April 2019

MASC Bulletin March 2019