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, December 10, 2015
6:30 PM

Robbins Memorial Town Hall

Selectmen's Chambers

730 Massachusetts Avenue

Arlington, MA  

6:30 p.m. Open Meeting
6:35 p.m. Public Participation
6:40 PM MCAS Accountability, L. Chesson
6:55 PM Vote to notify the Superintendent that we intend to enter negotiations on her contract
7:00 PM FY 17 Budgetary Needs of OMS & AHS Principals
  • Ottoson Middle School School Improvement Plan
  • Arlington High School School Improvement Plan 
7:45 PM PARCC or MCAS in Spring of 2016 for Arlington Public Schools Discussion
8:20 PM Monthly Financial Reports
8:30 PM Superintendent's Report K. Bodie
8:50 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:
  • Approval of Warrant:  Warrant # 16077, Dated November 19, 2015, Total Warrant Amount $760,431.79
  • Approval of Draft Minutes:  November 12 and 19, 2015


8:55 PM Subcommittee & Liaison Reports & Announcements
  • Policies & Procedures Jud Pierce (Chair)
  • First Reading BEDB Agenda Format Preparation and Dissemination 
  • Electronic Signatures for Vendor Warrants 
  • Budget  Kirsi Allison-Ampe (Chair)
  •   Recommendation on Peirce Field Fees 
  • Facilities Cindy Starks (Chair)
  •   APS Facilities Needs 2015-2021 
  • District Accountability, Curriculum/Instruction & Assessment Jeff Thielman (Chair) 
  • Community Relations   Jennifer Susse (Chair) 
  • Executive Session Minute Review Subcommittee Voted 5/28/2015 
  • Warrant Committee - Voted 4/9/2015 Bill Hayner (Chair)
  • School Enrollment Task Force 
  • 9:20 PM MOA Unit A Health Insurance Premium Deductions Vote of Approval
    • Vote the Memorandum of Agreement between Arlington School Committee and the Arlington Education Association Unit A Health Insurance Premium Deductions for Employees Who receive 21 Paychecks per year
    9:25 PM Executive Session
    • Discuss contract and salary of the Superintendent, CFO, and Principals
    10:00 PM 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 Paul Schlichtman
    Correspondence Received:

    Warrant Number 16077  Dated 11 19 2015

    Draft Minutes from November 12, 19, 2015 

    Monthly Financial Reports Dated 12 3 2015

    Commissioner's Weekly Update November 20, 2015 

    Scituate Schools Fail to keep track of asbestos Globe Article 12 06 2015 

    Peirce Field Fees amended 11 18 2015

    Approved P&P minutes 

    School Improvement Plans Approved for Arlington High School 

    School Improvement Plans Approved for Ottoson Middle School

    FY 17 Budget Financial Projections 

    Context for FY 17 Budget Requests

    Budget Minutes from June - November 2015