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, February 13, 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. Trip: Approval of AHS France/England, April 15-23, 2021, L. Clark
6:55 p.m. Trip Approval AHS Science Germany & Switzerland April 16-25, 2021, J. McG
7:05 p.m. Presentation of Superintendent's Proposed FY 2021 Budget and Discussion
7:45 p.m. Monthly Financial Report, M.Mason
  • From previous meeting 1/23/2020
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 20150, Dated 1/28/2020 in the amount of $1,228,068.17

*Approval of Minutes 1/9/2020, and 1/23/2020 

*Approval of AHS MASC Student Council Conference Hyannis March 2020.


Policy: None
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)

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

8:45 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.


Executive Session Minutes April 2018-December 2018

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  dated 1/28/2020

School Committee Regular Minutes. Jan 9 and Jan 23, 2020.

Presentation of Superintendent's Proposed FY 21 Budget

Trip Approval for AHS France/England, April 2021

Trip Approval for AHS Science, Germany/Switzerland, April 2021

Trip Approval for AHS Student Council, March 2020, Hyannis, MA.

League of Women Voters of Arlington January and February 2020

Monthly Financial Report from 1/23/2020

National School Counseling Week Certificates of Appreciation

AHS History class on Fox 25 news

Budget Subcommittee Approved minutes 1 22 2020 

Executive Session Minutes April 2018-December 2018

EDCO Annual Report 

Stratton Artwork 

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.