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 27, 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 p.m. Open Meeting (L. Exton)
6:35 p.m. 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 p.m. AHS Student Representative(s) to School Committee
6:45 p.m. AHS SIP (M. Janger)
7:05 p.m. AHS Heterogeneous Grouping Initiative Update (M.Janger)
7:25 p.m. Diversity and Hiring Report (R. Spiegel)
7:40 p.m. Superintendent's Evaluation (E. Homan and L. Exton)

a.  Materials Presentation (E. Homan)

b.  Discussion - Final Evaluation Details (L. Exton, L. Kardon)


Evaluation Materials







7:55 p.m. Monthly Financial Report (M. Mason)
8:05 p.m. EOY Financial Report (M. Mason)
8:15 p.m. Superintendent's Update (E. Homan)

a.  Update on Administrative Hiring Searches

b.  Update on Competitive Grants Awarded

c.  Monthly Update on Enrollments/Class Sizes

d.  Strategic Plan Update

8:30 p.m. Gas Leaks Task Force Resolution for Discussion and Possible Vote (l. Exton)
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 #23079, October 18, 2022, $418,908.62

*School Committee Meeting Minutes, October 13, 2022

*School Committee Meeting Minutes, October 20, 2022

*Job Description for Assistant Food Service Director (R. Spiegel)

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
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.
  • Approval of Executive Session Minutes from October 13, 2022
  • Approval of Executive Session MInutes from October 20, 2022




Submitted by Liz Exton, Chair
Correspondence Received

Email to SC from E. Homan, Materials for Update, October 23, 2022

Email to SC from E. Homan, Materials for Thursday, October 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