AAPS Focused on Allen Elementary Relocation Plan

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (August 24, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

During tonight’s regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, two moments of silence will be observed, one in memory of Skyline teacher Christopher Peterson and another in memory of Muhsen Almohri.

Superintendent Jeanice Swift will give an update on the future of Allen Elementary after the flooding that occurred last week. Information reports on the Rec & Ed facilities and a student health update, focusing on immunizations, Zika virus guidelines, and the nutrition environment will also be given.

A special briefing will be brought forward to the board to authorize Swift to execute the lease agreement between AAPS and Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS).

An update to the local wellness policy is up for a second briefing. The update is being made to bring the AAPS Local School Wellness Policy into compliance with new federal guidelines.

Voting will be on the policy update and the lease agreement authorization. The board will also move on two action items: administrative contract approval and a resolution to the State School Reform Office.

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AAPS Board Hears Intervention Specialist, Culture & Climate Reports

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 29, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, for the purposes of attorney/client privilege, negotiations, and superintendent evaluation.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will first take a board action of ratifying the remaining employment agreements. Agreements for AAEA, AAEA-Paraprofessionals, and AAEA-Office Professionals were ratified at the June 16 meeting. 

There will be special recognition of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.

The trustees will hear the annual climate and culture report, a report on the Intervention Specialist program, and the superintendent 360 evaluation.

First briefings will be on the local wellness policy update, a revision to Policy 3760 – Transportation, and several bid recommendations for maintenance work, including asphalt paving, painting, roof replacement, and wood floor refinishing.

There will be a special briefing item on a GCA contract amendment. GCA is the company the district outsourced to for janitorial work.

Second briefings will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, and the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year.

Voting will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year, and the GCA contract amendment.

In addition, the trustees will vote to adopt a resolution to approve summer 2016 purchasing and hiring authority for Superintendent Jeanice Swift. This is routine authority given to the district superintendent to make purchases during the summer while the board is not in session.

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AAPS Board Passes 2016-17 Budget; Ratifies Teacher Contracts

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 15, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, for the purposes of attorney/client privilege and negotiations.

Immediately following, a study session on Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programming will be held. Study sessions are used by the trustees to learn more about a specific topic.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will first hold a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting. There will be special recognition of the recipient of the Envision Michigan Scholarship Award, presented by Senator Rebecca Warren, as well as of the Project Lead the Way Master Teachers.

The trustees will hear the monthly budget monitoring report for the month of May. The annual culture and climate report will also be presented.

First briefings will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, 2016 summer facilities work, and the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year.

Second briefings will be on Mitchell Elementary Expansion furniture purchase, the 2016/17 millage resolution, the 2015-16 final budget amendment, and the 2016-17 proposed budget.

The trustees are holding a second public hearing on the 2016-17 budget, after there was some concern voiced by members of the public that there hadn’t been enough time to view the proposed budget before the first public hearing.

Voting will be on the 2016-17 millage resolution, the 2015-16 final budget amendment, the 2016-17 proposed budget, and the Mitchell Expansion furniture purchases. As of 2:39 PM, there is a place holder on the consent agenda for a “new agenda item,” which potentially could be the ratification of the Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) contract agreement. Voting on the contract ended this morning for members of AAEA.

The board will also be looking at the 2016-17 proposed board meeting calendar.

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