AAPS Trustees Mark the Start of the 17-18 School Year; OK Construction Mgr Contract

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 13, 2017): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The regular meeting of the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a moment of silence for AAPS teacher Doug Julius, who passed away August 31. Two new principals will be introduced: Matthew Hilton, Mitchell Elementary and Edward Latour, Lakewood Elementary.

The trustees will hear a 2017/18 Back to School report from Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

First briefings include: a 2015 Bond Piano Purchase for middle and high schools; a 2015 Bond Phase II Classroom Furniture Implementation; a 2015 Bond Phase III Model Classroom Furniture Purchase; and the annual Rec & Ed Catalog Production Bid Recommendation.

A second briefing will be held on the contract recommendation for Construction Management Services for the Allen Elementary Enhancements – Phase II for a total cost of $306,981. The project will be funded through the district’s Sinking Fund.

Voting will be on Allen Elementary Enhancements Construction Management Contract.

Board action will be taken on an Administrative Contract Approval. The trustees vote to approve the contract of a new district Chief Financial Officer.


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Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting: 8/30/17

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (August 30, 2017): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

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The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) regular meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Tonight is the first regular meeting of the 2017-18 school year.

The meeting will begin with special recognition of seven new school principals. They include: Karen Siegel, Ann Arbor Open; Angela Newing, Forsythe Middle; Edward Latour, Lakewood Elementary; Matthew Hilton, Mitchell Elementary; Waleed Samaha, Pathways to Success High; Lisa Anglin, Slauson Middle; and Roberta Heyward, Tappan Middle.

The trustees will hear two information items. The first will be a comprehensive report on Summer 2017, encompassing academics, enrichment, and facilities. The second will be the monthly budget monitoring report for July.

As is usual practice at the first board meeting of the new school year, the board will review and vote to give final approval of superintendent authorized summer 2017 purchases. The trustees will be presented with Part I of the purchases.

There are no first or second briefings on the agenda.

Board action will be taken on three items. Trustees will vote to approve an auxiliary finance subcommittee, a superintendent evaluation tool task force, and the 17-18 board meeting schedule.


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Trustees Ratify Contracts; Approve Non-Discrimination and Transgender Policies

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 28, 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 5:00 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege and for “strategy and negotiation sessions connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.” Executive sessions are closed to the public. The regular meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

Five information items will be presented. This items will include a presentation on the Rec & Ed Summer Camp Launch, a report on Student Engagement/Attendance, an update on the Comprehensive High School Schedule, the Culture and Climate Annual Report, and Superintendent Jeanice Swift’s 360 Evaluation.

These items are up for second briefing: the MHSSA Membership Renewal for the 2017/18 School Year; Sinking Fund Paving and Concrete Projects; Playgrounds; Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) Annual Report and Recommendations; New Draft Policy 5010 – Non Discrimination; and New Draft Policy 5011 – Transgender and Gender Non Conforming Students.

Those six items will be on the consent agenda, which the trustees will vote on.

In addition to voting on the consent agenda, board action will be taken on two issues. The trustees will vote to give summer 2017 purchasing and hiring authority to Swift. The trustees will also ratify several bargaining unit agreements.


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