Vision Statement
The Vision of the Arlington Public Schools is to be an equitable educational community where all learners feel a sense of belonging, experience growth and joy, and are empowered to shape their own futures and contribute to a better world.
Mission Statement
The Arlington Public Schools focuses on the whole child to create inclusive and innovative learning opportunities for all students, values diverse identities and ways of learning, prepares all staff to maintain high expectations while providing necessary supports, and sustains collaborative partnerships with families and the community.
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, October 13, 2022
6:30 PM

Conducted by Remote Participation via Zoom link below:


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Arlington High School

869 Massachusetts Avenue

School Committee Room - 6th Floor

Arlington, MA   02476


6:30 PM Open Meeting (L. Exton)


6:31 PM Land Acknowledgement (L. Exton)
6:33 PM School Committee Appointments to Town Commissions (B. Hayner)


  • Kym Goldsmith - Appointment to Rainbow Commission

  • Michael Brownstein - Reappointment to Envision Arlington Commission

  • Scott Lever - Reappointment to Envision Arlington Commission

6:35 PM Public Comment

For members of the public who wish to address the Committee, there will be 30 minutes of public comment. If you would like to sign up to speak, either remotely via Zoom or in-person, you must email by 3:00 p.m. Thursday, the date of the meeting. 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 may be capped or speaking times may be reduced at the discretion of the Chair. All requests to speak received after the date and time indicated, will be invited to speak at the next School Committee Regular Meeting.

6:40 PM Student Representatives
6:45 PM Possible Vote to Approve Cafeteria Workers Contract, July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025 (R. Spiegel)
6:50 PM Peirce School Improvement Plan (A. Ahmadi)
7:10 PM Dallin School Improvement Plan (T. Dingman)
7:30 PM 2022 MCAS Report (R. MacNeal)
7:50 PM Science Camp/Overnight Experience Update (R. MacNeal)
8:05 PM Buffer Zone Report (E. Homan)
8:15 PM Superintendent's Update (E. Homan)
  • Update on Administrative Hiring Searches
  • Update on Competitive Grants Awarded
  • Monthly Update on Enrollments / Class Sizes
  • Strategic Plan Update
  • Playground Update (Stratton, Bishop, Peirce)
8:30 PM Elect MASC Delegate to MASC Delegate Assembly (L. Exton)
8:35 PM 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 # 23066, October 4, 2022, $730,670.07

*Approval of Regular School Committee Meeting Minutes - September 8, 2022

*Approval of Regular School Committee Meeting Minutes - September 22, 2022

8:40 PM 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
  • Superintendent Evaluation – Len Kardon, Chair


  • Liaison Reports
  • Announcements
  • Future Agenda Items
Correspondence Received

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: FYI, 9/25/2022

Email to SC from M. Mason, RE: End of Year Report Extension, 9/30/22

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: A Few Updates, 10/2/2022

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: Forums: Please share widely, 10/12/2022

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: Cancellation of Forum, 10/12/2022


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 Executive Session Meeting Minutes - September 8, 2022
  • Approval of Executive Session Meeting Minutes - September 22, 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
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