ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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, April 28, 2022
6:30 PM

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6:30 p.m. Open Meeting (L. Exton)
6:35 p.m. School Committee Public Hearing on School Choice, File JFBB (L. Exton)
  • It is the policy of this school district not to admit non-residents students under the terms and conditions of the Inter district School Choice Law (M.G.L. 76:12).  This decision must be reaffirmed annually prior to June 1st by a vote of the School Committee following a public hearing. 

 
6:40 p.m. Nomination and Election for Office of Vice Chair (L. Exton)
6:50 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comments to:

ediggins@arlington.k12.ma.us by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, the date of the meeting.  All comments and questions received by the School Committee by the date and time indicated will become part of the packet and public record and will be shared with the full School Committee and administration before the meeting via email.  No written comments will be read at the meeting.

 

For members of the public who wish to address the Committee on the Zoom call, there will be 30 minutes of public comment. Depending on how many people sign up, time allotments may be reduced but will not exceed three minutes each.  If the number of people who sign up exceeds what can be reasonably done in 30 minutes, the number of speakers will be capped and will be invited to speak based on the timestamp of their email to Ms. Diggins.  If you would like to sign up to speak please email ediggins@arlington.k12.ma.us by 12:00 p.m. Thursday, the date of the meeting.

 

6:55 p.m. AHS Student Representative to School Committee (A. Chelariu)
7:00 p.m. SEPAC Survey Report (I. Hwang)
7:15 p.m. District Suspensions and School Discipline Reports (R. MacNeal)
8:05 p.m. Monthly Financial Report (M. Mason)
8:15 p.m. Superintendent's Report (E. Homan)
  • Update on Administrative Hiring Searches
  • Update on Competitive Grants Awarded
  • Monthly Updated on Enrollments/Class Sizes
8:30 p.m. SC Representative for 2025 Patriots’ Day Celebration Committee (L. Exton)
8:40 p.m. Consent Agenda (L. Exton)
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 #22232, dated April 19, 2022, $758,570.10

*Regular Meeting Minutes dated April 14, 2022

*Organizational Meeting Minutes dated April 14, 2022

 

8:45 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements (L. Exton)
  • Budget – Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair
  • Community Relations – Bill Hayner, Chair
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability – Jane Morgan, Chair
  • Facilities – Jeff Thielman, Chair
  • Policy & Procedures – Paul Schlichtman, Chair
  • Arlington High School Building Committee, Jeff Thielman, Chair

 

  • Liaison Reports
  • Announcements
  • Future Agenda Items

 

8:50 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.
  • Approval of minutes from April 14, 2022 Executive Session.
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 Liz Exton, Chair
Correspondence Received
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 Liz Diggins at ediggins@arlington.k12.ma.us.