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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Board Talks Strategic Plan Process

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (October 19, 2016): Mitchell Elementary School, 3550 Pittsfield Dr

Tonight’s study session, beginning at 5:30 PM, focuses on a discussion of the district’s strategic plan.  Study sessions allow the trustees to explore a topic more in depth than is usually allowed for at a regular meeting.

In addition to discussing the strategic plan, the trustees will hear the monthly financial monitoring report. There will also be a first briefing on a teacher and administrator laptop purchase recommendation.

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AAPS BOE Hears SAT Results, 2015 Bond Update; Bus Issues Being Addressed

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (October 5, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will meet in executive session at 5:30 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 Laura Burns, who passed away September 27, and Pioneer High student Jordan Klee, who passed away October 4.

The trustees will hear several information reports: Rick’s Run for Kids; the annual SAT student achievement report; an update on the 2015 bond; and a transportation update  from Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

No first briefings will be held.

A second briefing will be held on the contract recommendation for Pediatric Therapy Associates for a total cost of $235,200. Funding from IDEIA will cover $172,480 of the contract, with the remaining funding coming from the General Fund.

Voting will be on Pediatric Therapy Associates contract.

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