The Arlington School Committee plans to meet in regular session Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the School Committee Room. sixth floor, Arlington High School. Agenda*:
6:30 Opening Remarks (10 minutes) K. Allison-Ampe
6:40 Public Participation (10 minutes)
(per File BEDH, ASC Policy Manual) Speakers will be allowed three (3) minutes to present their material. Issues requiring extensive discussion may be deferred to a future meeting as a scheduled agenda item. All remarks will be addressed through the chairperson of the meeting
6:50 Special Education Proposals (30 minutes) K. Lockyer
New approach to delivery of Elementary Service
7:20 Discussion of School Committee priorities for FY 14 Budget, (40 Minutes)
Vote first budget number to Town Meeting (the bottom line)
8:00 Overview of Educator Evaluation Pilot (15 minutes) K. Bodie
Preliminary discussion of indicators & evidence
8:15 Monthly Financial Report (10 minutes) D. Johnson
8:25 Update on Thompson Rebuild (5 minutes) K. Bodie
8:30 Superintendent Report (10 minutes) K. Bodie
8:40 Subcommittee & Liaison Reports (30 minutes)
Policies & Procedures, J. Pierce: Second Reading JLCE Nutrition and Wellness Policy
Budget, C. Starks
Community Relations, L. Heigham: Appointment to Cultural Commission
Appointment to Human Rights Commission
Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment & Accountability, J. Thielman
Facilities, W. Hayner
Legal Services Review Chair, Chair K. Allison-Ampe
9:10 Consent Agenda (5 minutes)
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 request, in which event the item will be considered in its normal sequence:
*Approval of Warrant # 13091 Dated, December 20, 2012, Total Warrant Amount $1,409,138.05
*Minutes for Approval: November 15, November 27, 2012, December 6, 2012
9:15 Secretary’s Report (5 minutes) L. Heigham
9:20 Executive Session (10 minutes)
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.
* 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.
Submitted by: K. Allison-Ampe, Chair, Arlington School Committee
** 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.