AAPS Board OKs Modular Classrooms; Talks Suspension Rates

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting March 22, 2017): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) regular meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

The trustees will hear the Student Conduct Report. Superintendent Jeanice Swift, Executive Director High School Education Paul DeAngelis, Executive Director Middle Level Education Jazz Parks, and Executive Director Elementary Education Dawn Linden will be on hand to present the report.

There are no first briefing items.

The 2015 Bond Furniture Purchase and the Modular Classroom Units Bid Recommendation are both up for second briefings.

The furniture purchase is for a total of $75,330.53, which will be paid using 2015 Bond funds earmarked for furniture. It will pay for the model classrooms at Bryant Elementary, Dicken Elementary, King Elementary, and Ann Arbor Open.

The modular classroom units are proposed as a temporary solution to the increase in student enrollment due to new real estate developments. They would be located at four elementary schools: Burns Park, King, Mitchell, and Thurston. The modular units would each consist of four classrooms, an office, a bathroom, and a hallway.  The cost would be $2,954,440,paid out of the Sinking Fund.

Voting tonight will be on the approval of the 2015 Bond Furniture Purchase and the Modular Classroom Units Bid Recommendation.


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Trustees Mull Purchasing Modular Classrooms; Approve Refunding 2008 Bond

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting March 15, 2017): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will vote themselves into executive session at 5:30 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The regular meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will begin with a performance by the Scarlett Middle School orchestra, directed by Timario Wilkins.

The trustees will hear several information items. Chief Financial Officer Jill Minnick will give February’s monthly budget monitoring report. Jenna Bacolor, Executive Director of Community Services & School Wellness, will give the Rec & Ed Summer 2017 Preview. Superintendent Jeanice Swift will preview the annual climate survey, as well as offer an update on the 2017 Sinking Fund. Swift and Executive Director of Physical Properties Jen Hein will update the trustees on the impact of the recent windstorm to district facilities.

Two first briefing items will be presented: a 2015 Bond Furniture Purchase and a Modular Classroom Units Bid Recommendation.

A special briefing on a refunding of the 2008 Bonds will be given by Minnick.

There are no second briefing items.

Voting will be on a resolution to approve the refunding of the 2008 Bonds.


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AAPS Trustees Approve Pioneer A/C Units; Budget is on Track

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (February 22, 2017): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will meet for a regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM this evening.

Community High School junior Clarence Collins will present in recognition of Black History Month.

The trustees will hear two information items. Superintendent Jeanice Swift will give an overview of this year’s AAPS National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) events, which occurred on Monday, February 13. Chief Financial Officer Jill Minnick will give January’s monthly budget monitoring report.

No first briefings are scheduled.

The Pioneer High School A/C Unit Bid Recommendation is up for a second briefing. The district is looking to replace the two rooftop unites installed above Pioneer’s cafeteria. Currently, one unit does not work and the other unit is “close to failure.”  The recommendation is for the bid to go to WJ O’Neil Company for an amount of $191,840. The Board will vote on the recommendation at tonight’s meeting.


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