League of Women Voters Board of Education Candidate Forum: 9/27/16

League of Women Voters Board of Education Candidate Forum (September 27, 2016): CTN Studios, 2805 S Industrial

Sally Allen, League of Women Votes – Ann Arbor Area (LWV), introduces the moderator,  John Chamberlin. Because there are eight candidates, they have split the candidates into two groups. Each group will have 45 minutes to answer questions posed by the LWV. Each candidate will have two minutes for an opening statement, 90 seconds to answer the questions asked, and one minute for a closing statement.

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AAPS Board Talks Buses; Hears Back to School Updates

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 14, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a special recognition of STRIVE, a Rotary Club program that works with Pathways students, and an introduction of new staff in the district.

An executive session originally scheduled at 5:30 PM for the purposes of attorney/client privilege and negotiations has been cancelled.

The trustees will hear several information reports: summer 2016 learning, technology, and facilities, as well as a back to school update from Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

A first briefing will be given on a contract recommendation for Pediatric Therapy Associates.

A second briefing will be held on the revised transportation Policy 3760. The revision allows for “space available” bus transportation for students. The service would be available to those students who live in the school’s attendance area, but do not live in the school’s transported area.

As this is the first Board of Education meeting of the school year, the trustees will review and give final approval of purchases authorized by Swift over the summer. The trustees adopted a resolution at their June 29 meeting to give summer 2016 purchasing and hiring authority to Swift.

Voting will be on the revised Policy 3760 and the 2016 summer purchases.

The trustees will take a board action to certify the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) voting delegates. These delegates will represent the district at the MASB Delegate Assembly later this fall. AAPS is allowed up to four voting delegates and four voting alternates based on the district’s enrollment.

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