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, November 14, 2019
7:30 AM

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. Presentation - 6th Grade Contest of Vaping Calendar Winners, C. Newell
6:55 p.m. Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity Course Graduates S. Burd
7:15 p.m. Evaluation of the Superintendent: Kathleen Bodie, Ed.D.
7:45 p.m. End of Year Financial Review, M. Mason
7:55 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project Update
8:10 p.m. Discuss need for a November 21 Meeting
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 20082, Dated 10/29/19, Total Amount $374,420.49

Approval of Minutes:  Regular School Committee Minutes 10/24/2019

Approval of Trips:    None


8:20 Policy: BEA Regular School Committee Meetings
  • First reading
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:  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

8:40 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.


To discuss School Traffic Supervisors current agreement.

9:00 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 20082 dated 10/29/2019 

School Committee Regular Minutes 10/24/2019

Classroom enrollment 11/1/2019

League of Women Voters, November/December 2019

Superintendent's Evaluation 

Evidence of Superintendent's Evaluation 2018-2019

Gibbs School vaping calendars 

BEA School Committee Meetings Policy 

Financial Report

Traffic Supervisors letter to discuss current agreement

CIAA October 24, 2019 Minutes 

Superintendent Search Process Subcommittee Minutes October 28, 2019 

Policies and Procedures Minutes October 23, 2019

OMS Artwork