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, October 10, 2019
6:30 PM

Arlington School Committee

869 Mass Avenue, 6th Floor

Arlington, MA  02476 



Open Meeting
  • Arlington High School Art Department
6:35 p.m. AHS Service Learning and Cultural Exchange Trip by Hammer & Chisel, Dorian Botsis, Liz Morris
  • Hammer & Chisel presents trip to Puerto Rico for approval, April 20-26, 2020 
6:45 p.m. Public Comment
6:55 p.m. Meet The New Administration


  • Athletic Director, John Bowler 
  • Science Curriculum Director, Samatha Hoyo
  • Elementary Science Coach, Sarah Huber
7:05 p.m. District Accountability Report, R. MacNeal
7:25 p.m. Diversity Hiring Report, R. Speigel
7:35 p.m. Arlington Human Rights Commission Documents, J. Susse
  • Response to incidents
  • School Liaisons 
7:45 p.m. MASC Annual Business Meeting
  • Discuss resolutions
  • Appointment of delegate 
7:55 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project Update
8:15 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 Number 20066, Dated 10/1/2019, Amount $383,752.69

Approval of Minutes:  Regular School Committee minutes of September 26, 2019

Approval of Trip:  AHS Puerto Rico Service Learning & Cultural Exchange Trip, April 20-26, 2020. 

Approval of Trip:  AHS South Africia Trip, April 2020 

8:20 p.m. Discussion on District Goals 2018-2019 Evidence and Superintendent Evaluation Process
Policy: None
8:30 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.


8:50 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:

AHS Art descriptions

AHS Puerto Rico Service Trip Approval form, April 20, 2020

AHS Cape Town, South Affrica Trip Approval For April 20, 2020

Warrant # 20066, dated 10/1/2019

School Committee Regular Meeting Minutes 9/26/2019

EDCO Collaborative Highlights, October 1, 2019 

MASC Legislative Update:  Student Opportunity Act and Q&A, September 19, 2019

MASC September 2019 Bulletin

MASC Delegate Manual and 2019 Annual Report

Emails regarding OMS incident 

APS 2019 Diversity Report

DESE Educator Diversity Initiatives, MASPA Meeting 10/3/2019

APS Press Release October 7, 2019 

APS MCAS Presentation 10/10/2019

Community Relations 8/26/2019 minutes

Annual Budget Calendar 2019-2020

AHRC Liaisons to Arlington Public Schools