Paul at Peirce School
Paul Schlichtman
Arlington School Committee

Strategic leadership for our schools
Arlington Town Election
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Please visit Paul's school committee blog.
Arlington Town Meeting Scoreboard.

"The Arlington 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."
Overarching 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 Education
• C.A.S.,
Harvard University Graduate School of Education

• Completed National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) Executive Development Program.
• 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.

School 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.)

Please visit Paul's school committee blog.

Minuteman Regional Technical Vocational School Committee - Member (1997-2001)
Association of School Committees - President (2004)
President-Elect (2003), Immediate Past President (2005)

Arlington Town Meeting - Representative TMM (1993-2003, 2006-2018)
(Re-elected 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 Language Learners.
• 100% of Arlington high school graduates complete the MassCore curriculum.
• 99.8% of Arlington's core academic classes are taught by highly qualified teachers.
Arlington's per pupil spending of $13,383 (2015) is $1,553 less than the state average of $14,936
Arlington's 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, high-achieving district.

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
©2014 The Committee to Elect Paul Schlichtman

Last update Tuesday, January 15, 2017

photo credit: Charlotte Pierce, Pierce Press