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 26, 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. Overview of School Counseling and Introduction of New Counselors, S. Burd
7:05 p.m. Review the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) K. Koretsky, C. Bouvier, S. Burd
7:25 p.m. Arlington District Goals 2019-2020, Department Smart Goals, R. MacNeal
7:45 p.m. Facility Update Report, M. Mason
8:00 p.m. Enrollment Projections
8:10 p.m. Superintendent's Report. R. MacNeal
8:20 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 # 20049, Dated 09/17/19 $719,397.58. 
  • Approval of Minutes:  June 13, 2019 and September 12, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • Approval of Trip:  None
Policy: None
8:25 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

Calendar Committee:  Jennifer Susse

Election Modernization Committee:  Jennifer Susse

Superintendent Search Process:  Paul Schlichtman (chair)

AEA Negotiations:  Len Kardon and Paul Schlichtman 


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.

8:40 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 dated 9/12/2019

June 13, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes and Sept 12, 2019 Regular Minutes

SC approved appointment letters

New Hire chart, R. Spiegel 

Facility update report.

Arlington District Goals 2019-2020 Dept Smart Goals Presentation

YRBS Presentation

Mission, Counselor diamond, Counselor Competencies, Sept Dates

League of Women Voters September 2019