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, June 6, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 

6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
6:30 p.m. Public Comment
6:50 p.m. Arlington Education Foundation Update, A. Pirone, J Schilling
7:00 p.m. Arlington Special Education Parents Advisory Committee Update, I. Hwang
7:15 p.m. Mathematics and Computer Science Update, M. Coleman
7:45 p.m. Special Education Update/Plan for new special education programs at Ottoson Middle School and Arlington High School, A. Elmer
8:05 p.m.Discuss District Goals for 2019-2020
8:35 First Read of 2019-2020 School Calendar Updates
8:50 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
9:00 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
9:20 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 # 19234, Dated May 23, 2019, Total Warrant Amount $ 593,747.09.

Approval of Minutes:  School Committee Regular Minutes, May 23, 2019

Approval of Trips:       OMS Adventures in Belize Trip April 2020.

Approval of Trip:         AHS Trip to San Juan moved to October 8-14, 2019

9:25 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, Kirsi Allison-Ampe

Liaisons Reports


Future Agenda Items



9:30 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 Kathleen Bodie, Superintendent's contract. 

10:00 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 Len Kardon, Chair
Correspondence Received:

Warrant Dated May 23, 2019

Draft minutes May 23, 2019

Trip Approval, Belize, April 2020 Application, J. Buckley

AHS Junior Book Awards Invitation to Mr. Kardon 

Staff Recognition Awards, May 30, 2019 notice

2019-2020 School Calendar updated 

June Enrollment Figures