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, February 25, 2016
6:30 PM

Arlington High School

School Committee Room, 6th Floor

869 Massachusetts Avenue

Arlington, MA  02476 

6:30 PM Open Meeting * The Regular School Committee meeting will start immediately following the Public Hearing on the FY 17 Superintendent's Proposed School Budget. Therefore, the following times are the estimated times, and actual times may be shorter or longer.
7:15 PM Public Participation
7:20 PM FY 17 Budget Discussion
  • CFO Budget Memo dated February 25, 2016
  • Budget Tracking Report as of February 24, 2016 
7:40 PM Vote to change and add School Committee Meetings:
  • Change the date of the March 24th School Committee Meeting
  • Add a School Committee Retreat on a Saturday, May 2016
7:55 PM Superintendent's Report K. Bodie
  • School Enrollment Task Force Discussion and Recommendation 
8:15 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 16117, Dated 2/11/2016, Total Warrant   Amount $454,833.40
  • Approval of Minutes:  Approval of Regular Draft Minutes 2/11/2016 
  • Approval of Trip:  AHS MASC, Student Council, Hyannis  March 9-11, 16
  • 8:20 PM Subcommittee & Liaison Reports & Announcements

    ·  Policies & Procedures Jud Pierce (Chair)

    ·  Budget  Kirsi Allison-Ampe (Chair)

    ·  Facilities Cindy Starks (Chair)

    ·  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 

    8:40 PM 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 a 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.


    9:00 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 16117, dated 2/11/2016 

    Approved Policies and Procedures Subcommittee Meeting Minutes from 1/11/2016

    Calendar survey emails

    AHS MASC Annual Conference Trip Request

    Commissioner's Weekly Update