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, December 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
  • Brackett Artwork
6:35 p.m. Public Comment
6:45 p.m. Overview of ELA Department, D. Perry and Coaches
7:10 p.m. AHS and Middle Schools FY 21 Budget Needs Requests Presentation, Principals
7:40 p.m. Arlington Education Association (AEA) FY 21 Budget Needs Request for High and Middle Schools, J. Keyes
7:50 p.m. 2018-2019 Discipline/Suspension Report, M. Janger, B. Meringer
8:10 p.m. Arlington Public School Calendar 2020-2021 First Read
8:20 p.m. Approval of Superintendent's Goals 2019-2020
8:25 p.m. Letter of support for Jason Russell House CPA application, L. Kardon
8:30 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project Update
8:50 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 20091, Dated 11/19/2019 Total Amount $1,534,464.82 and Warrant # 20105, Dated 11/26/2019, Total Amount $476,195.81

Approval of Minutes:  Regular School Committee Minutes 11/14/2019

Approval of Trips:   OMS Drama Club , NYC Trip, May 16, 2020           

9:00 p.m. Policy: BEA Regular School Committee Meetings Second Reading, BEDB Agenda Format Prep and Dissemination First Reading BE School Committee Meetings First Reading KF-E Fee Structure for Rental of School Building Space, First Reading
  • BEA Regular School Committee Meetings Second Reading


  • BEDB Agenda Format Prep and Dissemination First Reading 
  • BE School Committee Meetings First Reading 
  • KF-E Fee Structure for Rental of School Building Space, First Reading
9:15 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

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.


9:40 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 11/19/2019 and 11/26/2019

School Committee Regular Minutes November 14, 2019 w eval

Out of State Travel Application, NYC, OMS May 16, 2020

AEA 2020-21 District Secondary Budget Requests

Policy BEA Regular School Committee Meetings second reading

ACMI Annual Report 2019

EDCO FY 19 Audit Report email 

MLK notice

Class Enrollment December 1, 2019

Superintendent's Goals 2019-2020 (3) documents

APS School Calendar for start date 2020-2021 Version EE first read

Policy:  BEDB Agenda Format Preparation and Dissemination, first read

BE School Committee Meetings policy first read

KF-E Fee Structure for Rental of School Building Space first read

P&P minutes November 25, 2019

Jason Russell House request letter of support of CPA application

OMS email 

AHS, OMS and Gibbs Budget Requests for FY 2020-2021

AHS and OMS Suspension Data Report 

Elizabeth Warren calendar for SC members

Brackett School Art work

Student Opportunity Act Plan