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 13, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 

6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
6:35 p.m. Public Comment
6:45 p.m. Arlington Human Rights Commission Appointee
7:00 p.m. Detail Plan for the Opening for Middle Schools and High School 2020
  • 2020-2021 Arlington High School *start time moved to 8:30 a.m.
  • 2020-2021 Gibbs School start time presented
  • 2020-2021 Ottoson Middle School start time presented
  • 2020-2021 Gibbs School Bus Schedule presented


          *AHS start time for 2020-2021 SY voted March 14, 2019

6:55 p.m. Special Town Election Override Results
  1. Debt Exlusion of $204,832,175 to pay for a new Arlington High School.
  2. Proposition 2 ½ Override to assess $5.500,000. additonal taxes for funding additional operational cost for Town and Schools.
7:30 p.m. LABBB Inclusion Report & Special Education Update, A. Elmer
7:45 p.m. Second Read of District Goals for 2019-2020
  • Approval of District Goals for 2019-2020
8:15 p.m. Second Read of 2019-2020 School Calendar Updates
  • Approval of 2019-2020 School Calendar
8:25 p.m. Professional Development Summary for FY20 and Summer Plan. R. MacNeal
8:40 p.m. Hiring Update, R. Spiegel
8:45 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
8:50 p.m. FY2019 and FY2020 Budget Revisions
9:05 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie


9:15 p.m. Consent Agenda

Approval of Warrant:  Warrant #19249, Dated June 6, 2019,

Total Warrant Amount $1,041,078.41

Approval of Minutes:  School Committee Regular Minutes, June 6, 2019

Approval of Trips: AHS Trip to San Juan moved to October 9-14, 2019

9:20 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



9:25 p.m. Executive Session

To discuss the deployment of security personnel or devices, or strategies with respect thereto;


To comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements (FERPA and Massachusetts student records law)


To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares:

AEA, Paraprofessional MOA


To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel:

Contract with Kathleen Bodie, Superintendent


9:45 p.m. Return to Open Session to Vote: AEA Paraprofessional MOA, Vote: Contract with Kathleen Bodie, Superintendent

Vote: AEA Paraprofessional MOA

Vote: Contract with Kathleen Bodie, Superintendent

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: