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, September 12, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 

6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
  • Menotomy Preschool Artwork
6:35 p.m. Public Comment
6:55 p.m. Appointment to Arlington Human Rights Commission
  • Chris DiMeo
7:05 p.m. Opening Day Update, K. Bodie
7:15 p.m. Enrollment Update, K. Bodie
7:25 p.m. Arlington Public Schools Hiring Update, R. Spiegel
7:40 p.m. Summer Professional Development Report R. MacNeal
8:00 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
  • Budget Updates
  • Facilities Report Update
  • Summer Capital Projects
8:15 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project Update
8:30 p.m. Appoint Kathleen Bodie, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools as a voting member of the EDCO Collaborative Board
  • Per EDCO's Articles of Agreement, "Each district member executing this agreement shall annually appoint the Superintendent of Schools or one School Committee Member as a voting member of the Collaborative Board."
8:35 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#19279, Dated 7/12/19 $553,709.45, Warrant #20020, Dated 8/8/19 $687,685.38, Warrant 20041, Dated 8/27/19 $446,784.40 
  • Approval of Minutes:  June 13, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of Trip:  None
Policy: None
8:40 p.m. Discuss and/or Vote Appointments to Subcommittee
  • Form a superintendent search process subcommittee.
  • Appoint a representative to the Election Modernization Committee.
  • Appoint two members on the AEA bargaining subcommittee.





8:50 p.m. Reappoint members to: Arlington Human Rights Commission and Rainbow Coalition:

Arlington Human Rights Commission:


  • Christine Carney
  •  Sharon Grossman
  • Nick Milton


Rainbow Coalition:


  • Anna Watson




9:00 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements

Budget:  Kirsi Allison-Ampe (chair)

Policies & Procedures:  Paul Schlichtman (chair)

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability:  Jane Morgan (chair)

Community Relations:  Jennifer Susse (chair)

Facilities:  Bill Hayner (chair)

Legal Services:  Bill Hayner (chair), Jeff Thielman

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

Liaisons Reports


Future Agenda Items


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.

9:15 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 #19279, Dated 7/12/19 $553,709.45, Warrant #20020, Dated 8/8/19 $687,685.38, Warrant 20041, Dated 8/27/19 $446,784.40 

June 13, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

Menotomy Preschool artwork

MASC Bulletin, July 2019

Letter from Inspector Steve Porciello APD

August 9, 2019 Enrollment, Hiring and Budget Update Memo 

Class size 8/7/2019

Hiring Chart 

Community Relations Minutes 6/3/2019, 5/13/2019, 8/26/2019

class size 9/9/2019

Emails regarding OMS Power outage 9/9/2019

Email regarding Homework Policy C. Miller 

SC Salary Budget Document 9 12 2019

New Appointments for 2019-2020 Committees

Summer PD information

M. Mason SC Budget Update 9/12/2019

IT Update report and presentation 9 12 2019 Supt Rept

Capital Plan FY 21 9 12 2019 MM