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 25, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 


Public Hearing on Arlington Public Schools, School Choice 

6:30 p.m. School Choice
  • It is the policy of this school district not to admit non-residents students under the terms and conditions of the Inter district School Choice Law (M.G.L. 76:12). This decision must be reaffirmed annually prior to June 1st by a vote of the School Committee following a public hearing.
  • Open Meeting
    • Moment of silence
    6:35 p.m. Japanese Visitors
    6:45 p.m. Public Participation
    7:05 p.m. Meeting the Administration, Stanley Vieira, Athletic Director
    7:15 p.m. District Goals Overivew 2018/19, Curriculum Leaders


    8:15 AHSBC, K. Bodie
    • Arlington High School fly through presentation
    8:30 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
    8:40 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
    8:55 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# 19201, Dated 4/11/2019, Total Warrant Amount $732,555.86

    Approval of Minutes: None

    Approval of Trip:  None

    Approval of the Ida Robbins Scholarship for 2019.  Presented to the top two AHS students with the highest GPA.

    Approval of the E. Nelson Blake Book Award given to the top 12 students with the highest GPA.  AHS Awards Night will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

    Policy: None
    9:00 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

    9:20 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.


    Discuss contract of AEA Clerical Unit C 


    9:40 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 19201 dated 4/11/2019

    IDA Robbins Award recipients given to two students with highest GPA

    E. Nelson Blake Award given to 12 students with highest GPA

    Gibbs Principal Families follow up letter from K. DeFransciso 

    Richard C. Fanning Obituary notice to School Committee 

    Rotary Club of Arlington

    Monthly Financials

    AHSB Project Report To Town Meeting, April 2019

    PowerPoint presentation on 2019 District Goals, CurrLeaders

    Arlington Public Schools Report to Town Meeting & FY 2020 Budget Summary