AAPS Receives Positive Financial Audit; Lasinski Resigns

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (November 16, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will meet in executive session at 5:00 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a moment of silence for Huron High student Benjamin Pierce, who passed away November 8.

Skyline High School student Darius Hall will present. Special recognition will be given to Executive Director Ann Farnham and the PTO Thrift Shop.

The trustees will hear two informational reports: the monthly financial monitoring report and the FY 16 Annual Financial Audit, conducted by Plante/Moran.

There are no first briefings scheduled.

A second briefing will be held on the snow removal contract recommendation. Three local companies have been recommended for the job, splitting the district into 10 zones. The minimum unit price per push [the cost of snow removal each time it snows] will be $94,054 with the approval of the recommendation. The contracts will be funded through the General Fund.

Voting will be on the snow removal contract.

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Board OKs Allen Restoration Plan; Talks Policy for Filling Vacant Board Seats

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (November 2, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

Tonight’s study session, beginning at 5:30 PM, focuses on an update on Allen Elementary. The Allen building has been closed since mid-August after a water main broke under the school. Superintendent Jeanice Swift has pledged to not only restore, but to improve the building. The Allen community has been housed at West Middle School in Ypsilanti since the start of the school year.

In addition to the Allen update, the trustees will hear a first briefing on a snow removal contract recommendation. There will be two Board Action Items. As trustee Donna Lasinski is favored to win the 52nd District Michigan House of Representatives seat, the trustees will discuss the process they use to fill vacancies on the board. The second Board Action Item will be to vote on the Allen Elementary Restoration and Enhancement Plan.

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Board Addresses Safety, Transportation Issues; Enrollment Up By 346

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (October 26, 2016): A2 STEAM@Northside, 912 Barton Dr

Some scheduling changes for the regular meeting: An executive session, scheduled for 5:30 PM, for the purposes of attorney/client privilege, has been cancelled. The regular meeting, previously scheduled at 7:00PM, was moved up to the 5:30 PM start time. The time change was posted yesterday morning.

The meeting will begin with a moment of silence for Community High student Justin Tang, who passed away Tuesday morning.

The trustees will hear an informational report on preliminary student enrollment and class size for the 2016-17 school year.

There are no first briefings scheduled.

A second briefing will be held on a teacher and administrator laptop purchase recommendation. The district is looking to purchase 94 Apple laptops, all bundled with the AppleCare Protection Plan. The purchase would be for a total of $112,248, paid out of the 2012 Technology Bond.

The trustees will take board action on voting to adopt a resolution on high school assessment.

Voting will be on the laptop purchase recommendation.

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