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 24, 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. Appointment to Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Subcommittee recommendation of Laura Swan 
6:55 p.m. Buffer Zone Report, M. Salvas
7:10 p.m. Presentation on MCAS Report, R. MacNeal, P. O'Sullivan
8:10 p.m. Flags for Heroes Update, B. Hayner
8:15 p.m. Superintendent Review Process
8:20 p.m. Approval of 2019-2020 Budget Calendar, K. Allison-Ampe
8:30 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M. Mason
8:40 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project Update
9:00 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:
  • Warrant for Approval:  Warrant Number 20070, Dated 10/15/2019, Total Warrant Amount $2,648,660.21
  • Minutes for Approval:  Regular School Committee Meeting September 26, 2019 and October 10, 2019
  • Trips for Approval:  None
9:05 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:  Ms. Susse

Election Modernization Committee:  Ms. Susse

Superintendent Search Process:  Paul Schlichtman

AEA Negotiations:  Len Kardon and Paul Schlichtman (chair)

Liaisons Reports


Future Agenda Items

9:25 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.


Principal's contract discussion


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 10/15/2019

School Committee Regular draft minutes 9/26/2019, 10/10/2019

Resume and letter from Laura Swan

Buffer Zone report 

MCAS Report

2019-2020 Budget Calendar

Monthly Financial Report

Emails regarding OMS incident

Boston Globe article October 9, 2019 Lunch/recess times

Homeschooling Report October 2019

Classroom enrollment numbers 

TM 12 Elem Principals salary