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, November 17, 2022
6:30 PM


Conducted by Remote Participation via Zoom link below:

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Arlington High School

869 Massachusetts Avenue

6th Floor

School Committee Room

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.


AHS Student Representative(s) to School Committee
6:40 p.m. Field Trip Approval-AHS (M. Janger)
6:45 p.m. Brackett School Improvement Plan (S. Zerchykov)
7:05 p.m. Bishop School Improvement Plan (M. McAneny)
7:25 p.m. Hardy School Improvement Plan (K. Peretz)
7:45 p.m. Discipline Reports (R. MacNeal)
7:55 p.m. Superintendent Evaluation: Elizabeth C. Homan Ph.D (L. Exton)
8:10 p.m. Discussion and Possible Vote on Job Descriptions (L. Exton)

1) Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

2) Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning 

8:15 p.m. Superintendent's Update (E. Homan)
  • Update on Administrative Hiring Searches
  • Update on Competitive Grants Awarded
  • Monthly Update on Enrollments / Class Sizes
  • Overnight Experience Update
  • Strategic Plan Update
8:30 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 #23091, $982,414.81, 11/1/2022

*Warrant #23104, $680,386.71, 11/15/2022 

*School Committee Meeting Minutes, October 27, 2022

8:35 p.m. Subcommittee/Liaison Reports/Announcements (L. Exton)
  • Budget – Kirsi Allison-Ampe, Chair


  -FY23 Tuition and Fee Schedule for Committee Approval


  • 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
8:40 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 Liz Exton, Chair
Correspondence Received

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: Release from Dallin - No Power, 10/31/2022

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: A Few Weekend Updates, 11/6/2022

Email to SC from E. Homan, RE: CIAA & Thursday, 11/12/2022

Email to SC from E Homan, RE: Enrollments and Update for Thursday, 11/13/2022


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