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, May 26, 2022
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation via Zoom link below


When: May 26, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Arlington School Committee Regular Meeting

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6:30 p.m. Open Meeting (L. Exton)
6:35 p.m. Possible Vote to Approve Memorandum of Agreement with the AEA Unit A - August 25, 2022 to August 24, 2024 (L. Exton)

6:40 p.m. Public Comment

Members of the public are asked to send written comments to: 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 by 12:00 p.m. Thursday, the date of the meeting.


6:45 p.m. AHS Student Representatives (M. Carmody and A. Chelariu)
Farewell and Thank You to Outgoing Student Representatives


6:50 p.m. Update on District Goal Setting Process/First Read - District Goals (E. Homan)
7:20 p.m. Summer Programming Report (R. MacNeal)
7:35 p.m. Approval of DEI Specialist Job Description (R. Spiegel)
7:40 p.m. Monthly Financial Report (M. Mason)
7:50 p.m. Superintendent's Report (E. Homan)
  • Update on Administrative Hiring Searches
  • Update on Competitive Grants Awarded
  • Monthly Update on Enrollments/Class Sizes
  • Masking Protocols
  • Strategic Plan Update
8:05 p.m. MASC Delegate Assembly Resolutions (P. Schlichtman)
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:

*Warrant #22257, May 17, 2022, $720,485.17

*Regular Meeting Minutes, May 12, 2022


8:20 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements
  • 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


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.
  • AEA Unit D Negotiations
  • Executive Session Minutes - May 12, 2022
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

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: A few updates, 5/14/2022

Email to SC from D. Savage, RE: Update on TASA reading advocacy - and meeting request.

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: FYI BASP, 5/16/2022 

Email to SC from, B. Dixon, RE: Arlington After School Help, 5/17/2022

Email to SC from K. Sievers, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist.

Email to SC from L. O'Brien, RE: Waitlist for TASC program next year 2022-2023, 5/17/2022

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: CIAA Meeting-Draft Vision and Mission Statements, 5/18/2022

Email to SC from R. Spiegel, RE: Director of Visual Arts, 5/20/2022

Email to SC from E. Pyle, RE: 5th Grade Camp, 5/25/2022

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