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, January 9, 2020
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. Vote FY 21 Town Budget allocation


6:55 p.m. School Committee FY 21 Budget Priorities Discussion
7:15 p.m. District Data Bank Presentation. R. MacNeal
7:35 p.m. Superintendent's Report, K. Bodie
  • AHS Building Project Update
7:55 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 20128, 12/23/2019, total Amount $1,364,853.22

Approval of Minutes:  Regular School Committee Minutes 12/19/2019

Approval of Trips:   None          

Policy: None
8:05 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)

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.


8:15 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

“Massachusetts law requires all open session meetings of public bodies to be accessible to members of the public, including those with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the meeting, contact the Administrative Assistant to the Arlington School Committee Karen Fitzgerald at in advance of the meeting.”--





Correspondence Received:

Warrant Number 20128,  dated 12/23/2019 

School Committee Regular Minutes, December 19, 2019

Letter to McLean Hospital approval of relocation of Pathways Academy

Invitation to the 4th Annual a Catpella Festival 

Databank presentation

Supt Search Process draft minutes

Budget 09 26 2019 minutes