Inside Arlington

Experimental News Digest for Arlington, MA


  • School Committee, November 30, 2023

    Two parents of 6th grade girls at Gibbs Middle School described their frustration with the long-term substitute science teacher who does not have a science background. Continue reading

  • Finance Committee, October 17, 2023

    The Finance Committee voted unanimously to reconsider Town Meeting Article 2 and take no action, removing the $400,000 appropriation for the schools in FY24. Continue reading

  • School Committee, November 16, 2023

    The new Arlington High School building opened the day after the override vote. Principals from several other schools presented improvement plans. Continue reading

  • School Committee, October 26, 2023

    Several principals updated the committee on school improvement plans, including closing opportunity gaps, improving instruction, and increasing family engagement. Continue reading

  • School Committee, October 12, 2023

    The district presented reports on new hires that showed gaps in staff diversity compared to students. Outcomes data showed underrepresentation of focal groups in advanced courses, decreasing belonging, and persistent achievement gaps. The district received a safety grant and celebrated new electric buses. Continue reading

  • School Committee, September 21, 2023

    The Arlington School Committee introduced new leaders, heard an overview of the accountability system, and discussed strategic planning and data analysis. It heard the Wellness Department report and approved LGBTQ topics to be added to the curriculum. Continue reading

  • School Committee, September 07, 2023

    School Committee, September 07, 2023

    At the Arlington School Committee meeting on September 7, key topics included the start to the school year, the heatwave causing school closures, updates on curriculum enhancements and teacher training, and the introduction of approximately 70 new staff members. Continue reading

  • School Committee, August 30, 2023

    The Arlington School Committee, in a special meeting, appointed a representative to the Arlington 250th Anniversary Committee, approved revised student handbooks with significant changes to elementary handbook and high school absence policy, addressed hiring challenges with teaching assistants, and approved a side letter of agreement for special education social workers and school counselors at Ottoson Middle School. Continue reading

  • School Committee, August 18, 2023

    The School Committee unanimously approved a new job position, an Inclusion Specialist, to address large class sizes at Thompson school, particularly in grades one and two. Continue reading

  • Select Board, June 21, 2023

    The Arlington Select Board discussed various issues related to the Minuteman District School Committee. The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format, both in-person and over Zoom, in accordance with Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023. Minuteman District School Committee Representative Selection The primary agenda was the selection of a representative for the Minuteman […] Continue reading


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