Arlington School Committee
Strategic leadership for our schools
Arlington Town Election
Saturday, April 1, 2017
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school committee blog.
Public Schools will ensure that every graduate is
prepared to enter and complete a post-secondary degree
program, pursue a career, and be an active citizen in
an ever-changing world by offering a rigorous,
comprehensive, standards-based and data-driven K-12
system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that
integrates social, emotional and wellness support."
Goal 1 - Arlington Public Schools (Adopted
September 27, 2012)
My core principles for public governance:
• Strategic planning and budgeting, so we obtain
maximum value from everyone's tax dollars.
• A culture of continuous improvement, so we are
always looking to get a little better every day.
• A voice for every child, because
all our students deserve an excellent education.
• B.S., City
University of New York
• Ed. M. Harvard University Graduate School of
• C.A.S., Harvard University Graduate School
• Completed National
Institute for School Leadership (NISL) Executive
• Completed Massachusetts District
Governance Leadership Program.
• 24 years of volunteer service for
the Town of Arlington.
• 34 years of professional
experience as a public school
teacher and administrator.
Committee - Member (2001-2007 & 2012-2017),
Chair (2004-2005 & 2015-2016)
(Appointed to fill the unexpired term of Joseph A.
Curro, Jr. on May 3, 2012, and elected to fill the
remainder of the term on April 4, 2012; re-elected on
April 5, 2014.)
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Minuteman Regional Technical
Vocational School Committee - Member (1997-2001)
Association of School Committees - President
(2003), Immediate Past President (2005)
Town Meeting - Representative TMM (1993-2003,
to a three-year term on March 28, 2015)
Did you know?
• The Arlington Public Schools enrolls
5,524 students (October 1, 2016).
Our students are 73.3% white, 12.5% Asian, 6.0%
Hispanic, 3.7% African-American, 4.3% multiracial.
11.5% of our students have a first language that
is not English, and 4.6% are classified as English
100% of Arlington high school graduates
complete the MassCore curriculum.
99.8% of Arlington's core academic classes
are taught by highly qualified teachers.
per pupil spending of $13,383
(2015) is $1,553 less than the state average
education spending as a percentage of total
municipal expenditures (2011) is 43.8%,
significantly below the state average of 48.1%.
Arlington is a diverse, fiscally prudent,
For "higher academic standards, transparent hiring
protocols, and strict accountability measures... Paul
Schlichtman... the best chance for a cleansing breath of
fresh air." Lowell
Sun, June 25, 2013.
"Our lives begin to
end the day we become silent about things that
matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paul Schlichtman • 47 Mystic
Street - 8C • Arlington MA 02474 • 781.641.3401
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credit: Charlotte Pierce, Pierce Press