Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (May 10, 2017): Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Rd
The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) meeting will be split into several parts tonight.
The first part of the meeting begins at 5:00 PM when the trustees will hear a second briefing on the recommendation to name the Huron High School softball field after Dottie Davis, Huron’s Athletic Director. After special comments from those who support the naming, the trustees will vote on the recommendation.
Immediately following the vote, the meeting will recess for a reception celebrating Davis.
The regular meeting will reconvene at 7:00 PM with a student performance by the Skyline Chamber Orchestra.
The Board will resume honoring Davis and name the Huron Softball Field. The Chartwells Scholarship will be presented. Chartwells will also present a school garden mini grant.
Howard Lazarus, Ann Arbor City Manager, is slated for a special commentary.
Students from Huron High School will give a student leadership report. Representatives from each high school are invited to speak in front of the board once a school year.
Two information items will be presented: a Pedestrian Safety Update and the Chartwells Annual Report.
After those presentations, the trustees will vote themselves into an executive session, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public. [ed: The trustees changed the order of the agenda, so they recessed to executive session after the completion of all regular meeting work.]
Once they resume the regular meeting, the trustees will hear 11 first briefing items. They include: a 2015 Bond Security For Entry ADA/DHH Upgrade; a Tech Bond Computer Purchase; a Woodchips Bid Recommendation; 2015 Bond Playground Structure Purchase: Abbot & Wines; HVAC Upgrade & Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Air Conditioning: Forsythe and Huron; Allen Renovations – Phase II – Electrical, Mechanical & HVAC, Finishes, Window Blinds; and the 2017/18 Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) Budget Review.
The 2015 Bond Bus Purchase Recommendation is up as a second briefing item. The recommendation is to add 23 buses to the district fleet, for a total of $2,296,287 paid out of the 2015 Bond.
Voting tonight will be on the Bus Purchase Recommendation, as well as the early vote on the naming of the Huron Softball Field.
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Present: President Christine Stead, Vice President Susan Baskett, Trustees Jessica Kelly, Patricia Manley, Jeff Gaynor, Harmony Mitchell, Simone Lightfoot
Prior to this part of the regular meeting, the trustees met to vote to confirm the naming of the Huron High softball field in honor of Dottie Davis. After they voted, they attended a reception in Davis’s honor. When I got to the meeting, about 50 people were in attendance at the reception, including Representative Yousef Rabhi.
7:03 PM Most of the trustees approach the board table. About 60 members of the public are in attendance.
7:11 PM President Christine Stead resumes the regular meeting. She suggests moving up the Huron High School student report to after the Dottie Davis special recognition item. The rest of the trustees are amenable.
STUDENT PERFORMANCE: Skyline Chamber Orchestra
Andrea Cowper, Skyline Director of Orchestras, presents the Skyline Chamber Orchestra. They perform the first movement of the Hadyn Concerto 11 in D major.
Stead calls their performance “beautiful.” Gaynor tells them to “keep practicing,” as he tells them about M-Prize at the University of Michigan. Lightfoot says she looks forward to their futures in music. Kelly asks about their musical histories in the district. Baskett says they are “thoroughly impressive.”
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Dottie D. Davis Softball Field
Stead opens up the floor to anyone in the audience if they would like to speak in support of Dottie Davis. No one does at this time. The floor was already opened when the meeting began at 5:00PM and before the reception in honor of Davis. The board voted at that time to name the Huron High School softball field the Dottie D. Davis Softball Field.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP REPORT: Huron High School
A freshman [who doesn’t give his name] explains his experience with the IB programme at Huron. He says the IB programme helps him retain knowledge and improves his comprehension, but it’s more challenging than traditional school programs.
Sienna Blazenski, sophomore: aims to be a full IB diploma candidate. She explains what she sees as the difference between the IB programme and traditional programming.
Nicholas Barrientes, senior: he shares his experience with sports and after school clubs and opportunities.
Huron senior: talks about Huron’s academics. He says every single one of his friends is going on to higher education next year. His friends were “put in the right direction” by Huron teachers and counselors.
Marcus Evanson, Huron graduate: he thanks all of his teachers at Huron, acknowledging their support and teaching in the role of his success in college.
Stead says it is “powerful” for the students to share their own Huron experiences. It is “confirming” for Gaynor to hear that Huron has worked for each of these students. He thanks them for their testimonials. Lightfoot thanks the alumni for coming back and affirming to the board that what they are doing today still makes students succeed.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Chartwells Scholarship & Mini Grant Presentation
Superintendent Jeanice Swift says they always look forward to this time in May when Chartwells provides scholarships and grant monies to schools. Chartwells also funded a tower garden for A2STEAM earlier this year. Swift expresses gratitude to Chartwells for their support.
Chartwells provides two $5,000 scholarships to two students who are pursuing culinary arts or hospitality management degrees after high school.
The scholarships are awarded to Huron senior Bethlehem Yimer, Hospitality Management at Eastern Michigan University and Pioneer senior Chia (Yoyo) Pao, Baking and Pastries at Kendall College.
Through the Farm-to-School collaborative, Chartwells funded three $1000 school garden mini-grants: one each to the Westerman Preschool, Pittsfield Elementary, and Pathways to Success. Jenna Bacolor, Executive Director Community Services & School Wellness, notes there are 18 school gardens across the district.
SPECIAL COMMENTARY: Howard Lazarus, Ann Arbor City Manager
Swift introduces Howard Lazarus. She appreciates his focus and enthusiasm. She especially appreciates that he gives results to the items they are focusing on when it comes to pedestrian safety.
Lazarus speaks about the progress made in transportation and student safety and the ongoing development and collaboration he has with Swift. Before coming to Ann Arbor, he oversaw a Safe Routes to School program in Texas.
He gives an overview of a report he will give City Council next Monday night. The report centers around “the Five Es”: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation.
Engineering: Identified more significant improvements to crosswalks and school walk zones at about 10 different schools. There will be some summer work done at Community High. Most major improvements there are scheduled next year. The city has installed the crosswalk at Huron. More work will be completed at Forsythe Middle and Wines Elementary, Scarlett Middle and Mitchell Elementary, Pioneer, and Slauson Middle School this summer.
Education: believes there is a way to extend education to middle schoolers, similar to Safety Town.
Enforcement: Will be providing the police support in order to change the culture of drivers. Would like to explore the techniques used in Gainesville, FL, which has been successful there.
He says they need to leverage common messaging throughout the community. They have developed a community-wide safety campaign called A2BeSafe. He shares signage and messaging with the district, saying they can adapt it for their own use.
Gaynor says he has been pleased with Lazarus’s work. He thanks Lazarus for the partnership with the district. He asks what Lazarus meant by “gateway treatment.” It is a combination of crosswalk markings and signage.
Lightfoot expresses her desire for cross-governmental partnerships. She appreciates Lazarus’s results-oriented approach. Lazarus says he would like to explore opportunities of having youth get experience working in civil service.
Baskett appreciates the renewed partnership between the City of Ann Arbor and the schools. Lazarus thanks the City Council for their support.
Stead notes that Lazarus’s impact has been significant despite the fact that he is only just celebrating his one year anniversary in June.
PUBLIC COMMENTARY: Seven signed up
Moshumi Khan, Huron high school grad, King parent: appreciate the challenges and joys of the board. Concerned about expansion with the modular classrooms, which are scheduled to be delivered this summer. Parents are here to help. Formally here to ask that their concerns be put on King parents are surprised by the way the expansion was communicated to them. Sad that the PTO did not share the information. To her, it appears to her to be an issue of bussing and redistricting. Pains her to tell the board that she and other parents are considering taking their students out of AAPS. She calls it a reckless expansion.
Marguerite Dillard, King parent: she holds up the AAPS mission statement. She says she is “good at lending a hand.” She thanks the board and the King staff. She speaks because she cares. She is concerned with the modular classrooms: increased traffic, capacity of school common space, compliance of school grounds. Asks if they have the “right people on their side.”
Aimee Grant Elden, AAPS graduate, district teacher, Wines parent: Speaks about her child’s kindergarten teacher. She is worried as a veteran teacher about new teachers because of the pressures and constraints of teaching. Her question and call to action to the board and the Superintendent: what will you do to support and retain these new teachers?
Omar Lamm, King parent: concerned about the expansion at King. Parents feel blindsided. At the informational meeting at King on April 27, many questions were not addressed or answered, he said. Many parents have safety and security concerns, as well as impact to school culture.
Micah Etchison: speaks to advocate for William Copeland, a Community Assistant at Pathways who was transferred to Pioneer. Three other Pathways students stand behind Etchison, holding a “We need Copeland” petition, signed by students. Principal at Pathways says they are family. Copeland was the person at school who got what students needed. He says “Cope was our Dottie Davis.”
Mitchell says she doesn’t feel comfortable when “babies come to the podium and they don’t address them.” She feels that the trustees are obligated to say something to them, even if it’s “just I heard you.” She apologizes for breaking protocol. She thanks the students for coming, saying they put a face to the situation. Mitchell tells Admondson that he “is somebody.” It took courage, she says.
Mike Smith, retired AAPS teacher: asks questions about Will Copeland’s transfer to Pioneer. Says there are a lot of rumors circulating around Pathways and the board. Will Copeland is a product of Roberto Clemente. He doesn’t know if it was a voluntary transfer or if it wasn’t. He heard from Copeland that he didn’t want to go to Pioneer. Copeland treats the kids as if they were his own kids. Copeland was dedicated to the kids to the day he left. Some consider him to be the spirit of the building. He asks that they review the transfer.
Kashartria Moore, Pathways parent: She is flanked by four Pathways students. She says she doesn’t do public speaking, but to “see the despair” in students’ faces, she knew she had to speak tonight. She asks what success is coming out of Pathways. That school is 70% black, says Moore. 45% of the students are being filtered into the prison system. No one is doing anything for those students, except for Copeland, she says. Twenty-two students staged a protest outside of class today. Moore says she was given the options of coming in to speak to the Pathways principal or to have the authorities called on her, when the students were protesting outside. She says “nothing about this holding tank is exceptional,” in reference to Pathways.
Stead says the board will be following up individually with the public commentary speakers. Gaynor thanks each speaker, saying they are not easy issues to listen to, but it is important to hear them. Baskett asks the students from Pathways if they wouldn’t mind sharing the petition with the board.
ASSOCIATION REPORTS: AAEA
Linda Carter, President: Celebrating Quinn Strassel, Teacher of the Year. She says Strassel has “been on her mind.” Teachers like Strassel are game changers. Now that district finances have stabilized, it is their hope that the board will begin a long needed investment in recruiting, training, and retaining game changer teachers.
She cites Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Dexter Community Schools, and Manchester Schools, Chelsea, Novi, Plymouth Canton, Saline: districts that have increased teacher compensation, health care costs, and bonuses. She says the work that AAPS has done is a “good start.” AAPS has dropped to the fourth highest paid district in Washtenaw County. Considering the foundation they laid with the district together, they are confident in the board. they have the resources and the brain power to make AAPS the top destination for teachers.
Stead thanks the AAPS community for passing the sinking fund millage. No one takes signing up for increased taxes lightly.
Swift echoes Stead’s remarks, thanking the community. They appreciate the support of the AAEA, the Citizen’s Millage Committee, and the support of the whole community. Current and future generations of students will benefit from the outcome of this vote. She says it is a much needed infusion of resources. They will be inviting the community into the process of planning for the repair and restoration.
Swift notes that this week is Teacher Appreciation Week and today is National School Nurse Day. She expresses her appreciation for the district teachers and nurses.
She also shares district highlights, from students to teachers to programs.
Swift again reiterates that she and her team will be following up with all the public commentary speakers.
Planning: Manley reports out. Met on Monday, discussed much of what is being presented today during first briefing items. She goes over them: door entry systems. While the district installed entry systems earlier, they found that they were not ADA compliant. 36 computers stolen from Skyline, so need to replace them. Woodchips will be replaced in the summer, as is per annual practice. Air conditioning at Huron because the temperatures can get up to 95 degrees, which damages computers. Allen enhancements will be taking place. Basics were covered. Five playground structures will be going in at Wines and Abbot, paid for out of the 2015 Bond. Bach, Eberwhite, and Haisley improvements are up next.
Performance: Lightfoot says the committee will be meeting on 5/18 at 4PM at Balas.
Governance: Met on May 5. Close to getting an LGBTQ policy ready to present to the whole board. Stead says she thinks the policy “truly reflects some of the best thinking from across the United States.” Will be coming up on the agenda soon.
INFORMATION ITEM: Pedestrian Safety Update
Swift says this is an update in two parts in that Lazarus shared from the City’s perspective and she wants to provide the second part.
She says they are anchoring this by three legs of a stool: coordinating with city to get what they need for the schools, coordinating Safe Routes to School work, and working on the education campaign.
What has been accomplished over the past few months? The district has worked with City to install reduced speed school zones: Huron, Pathways, Pioneer, Tappan.
Swift says they appreciate the partnership with community organizations, including A2SafeTransport, etc. She appreciates they have the RRFBs (rectangular rapid flashing beacons) at Huron, as well as the sidewalk extension at Huron.
Safe Routes to School: executive directors will be working with their principals to see how schools are getting along on their Safe Routes to School process. The district goal is that every school will be getting into the process. She says they are excited about A2STEAM has finished their third phase to get money from MDOT, expected to receive up to $400,000 for off-campus infrastructure improvements, as well as up to $16,000 for education for the school community. A2STEAM and Clague will serve as models for how to get the work done.
Third leg: education campaign of A2BeSafe. There will be a real focus on back to school education, so students are safe from portal to portal.
Mitchell thanks Swift for the report. She asks if there are efforts to get moms and dads out there to help students cross streets safely. If there aren’t, she asks if it would be possible to get something started. Swift says she loves the idea and will add it to their list of activities.
Stead thanks Swift for inviting Lazarus to speak to the trustees. She says there has been a lot of progress made.
INFORMATION ITEM: Chartwells Annual Report
Swift says they see the cafeteria as a classroom. Lessons learned in the cafeteria are life lessons. Jill Minnick, Chief Financial Officer, oversees the business side of the partnership between the district and Chartwells. She introduces the seven Chartwells team members who are present.
The participation trends: Chartwells is feeding 6661 total meals each day. They are looking to bump it up to 6800 meals next school year
The reps share the ways Chartwells is working with the schools:
- Simply Good is Chartwells food and nutrition education program. This is where the Chef 2 School events come in to play. The chefs go to the schools, allowing students to vote on if items will be put on the next month’s menu. One of the examples given is that the students voted on a garden vegetable medley with a chipotle ranch dip. Moving forward, they will add a demonstration element, calling it Chartwells Discovery Kitchen.
- Nutrislice program: parents and students can see the menus online.
- A representative covers all the ways Chartwells partners with the district to promote student nutrition.
- AAPS is in compliance with USDA and MDE regulations. It also passed the Washtenaw County Health Department inspection.
- continue to address staffing shortages.
- manage kitchen and cafe limitations
- increase student survey participation
- Implement Chartwells Discovery Kitchen
- Introduce in-school Farmer Markets featuring local produce
- Expand hot breakfast items
- Enhancing elementary nutrition education
- Continue to enrich and expand daily menus
- Continue scholarships and mini-grant opportunities
- Train and develop staff knowledge base
Lightfoot wants to know where the challenges lie. Producing and sending it out the the elementary schools is most difficult. Brian Casey, Regional Vice President, would like to work with the district to make the elementary schools self-sufficient.
Staffing is also challenge because of the improved economy, says Tiffany Houston, Director of Dining Services. Rates of pay were increased this last fall. Hourly staff used to be able to collect unemployment during the summer months, as well as the two week shutdown over winter break. Due to changes in regulations, this has not been the case for the past four years. This makes it more difficult to retain people from year to year.
Lightfoot asks about food waste. Steps are being taken at the back of the house with a Waste Not program, as well as a food recovery program in the cafeteria. Any of the district schools can pilot that program next year.
When the USDA requirements changed on what students had to take, there was a lot of waste. Health departments have since loosened up on requirements for Chartwells to be able to recover food from students and pass along to other institutions and organizations.
Lightfoot asks about the dietetic programs, noting they were just students from University of Michigan. A rep says they can look into developing a relationship from Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College.
Lightfoot also asks about the cost of a lunch meal – which is between $3 and $3.50/meal. She also wonders how overdue balances are handled. Chartwells says they will never take lunch away from a student. Lightfoot presses them on it, asking if that means a student would receive a cheese sandwich instead of a regular lunch. Each building determines their policy for what happens when a student is overdue on their balance.
Minnick says they have developed a proposed policy to bring to Swift, which would mandate they wouldn’t serve cheese sandwiches and they would serve the regular Type A lunch. Swift says, “Consider it done.”
Kelly commends them over the Nutrislice website. She asks how they provide a complete meal to a student with something like a gluten intolerance. The Chartwells dietician, Jennifer Brower, says they work with individual students to create specific menus. The website doesn’t reflect those specific menus.
Baskett asks about participation in free and reduced lunch (FARL) program, to which Swift says it is about 23% of the district. How many students are served overall each day? How many students are participating with a FARL designation?
There is no overt identification of students who receive free or reduced lunch. There is an online application for free and reduced lunch that parents can fill out.
10:20 PM Stead notes there are 11 first briefing items they need to get through. She recommends they take a 10 minute break and don’t recess into executive session until after the first briefing items are went through. The board is amenable.
10:41 PM The meeting is reconvened.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: 2015 Bond Security Door Entry ADA/DHH Upgrade
Merri Lynn Colligan, Executive Director, Technology & Information Services, presents. The upgrade will mean staff won’t be tethered to the front desk – it can be forwarded to a mobile device. It will also bring the security door entry into ADA/DHH compliancy. the recommendation is for Wiltec Technologies – a local small business, union, and prevailing wage for this particular bid for $ It will be paid out of the 2015 Bond Security bucket.
Gaynor is glad if they are having the system it is ADA compliant. He questions if it is overall beneficial to having the doors locked. He asks if they have data on harmful incidents in the schools prior to locked doors versus locked doors. Swift says it will be hard to provide hard data, but she can provide anecdotes. Gaynor shares the commentary he posted on Facebook regarding the issue of locking school doors. It creates distress and paranoia, he argues. There are some unintended consequences, as well.
Kelly asks if there is a way to recoup the costs of the units that will be removed. The district has to return them to the WISD, says Colligan, given that the units were paid by a grant through WISD.
Mitchell asks the issue is how you secure your own home. Hearing an intruder trying to pry open a lock will buy you some time. Most of us, she says, will not encounter gun violence every year. As a parent, she is holding everyone accountable in the room if something happens to one of her children at AAPS. Mitchell says she believes there is a Michigan law that requires the district to make sure doors are locked.
Stead says their work tonight is to determine if they should upgrade the equipment they have to be ADA/DHH compliant. They can discuss
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: Tech Bond Computer Purchase
This is to replace the computers that were recently stolen from Skyline. The exact reimbursement on this claim is still under consideration. The purchase is out of the Technology Bond.
The recommendation is to purchase 36 MacBook Airs with a technology cart. $39,404.30 out of the Tech Bond.
Mitchell asks how long it takes to get reimbursement back from insurance. Minnick says the claim has been submitted for review. She expects they will have an answer within the next couple weeks, which they will share with the trustees.
Baskett confirms this purchase is to replace the laptops that were stolen. Colligan says they purchased a ChromeBook cart at Skyline, but it doesn’t fully replace.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: Annual Wood Chip Bid Recommendation
Swift says why are they using wood chips at all, given that they are moving towards the pour flooring for playgrounds. The wood chips will be installed over the summer.
The recommendation is for the contract to go to Superior Ground Cover: $74,235. The contract will be paid out of the General Fund. Hein says they went with Superior because they are using a higher quality grade product and they are paying prevailing wage.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: 2015 Bond Playground Structure Purchase: Abbot & Wines
Abbot and Wines are ready to purchase their playground equipment, as part of the 2015 Bond. The purchase from GameTime for $199,904.97. The plans for each school playground is shown to the trustees.
While each school gets $65,000 to work with for their playground, there was some money set aside to provide equity across the elementary schools.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: HVAC Upgrade and PLTW Air Conditioning at Huron and Forsythe
Overall upgrade to the HVAC system, while also providing A/C to the PLTW labs at Huron and Forsythe. Temperatures in the PLTW labs have been found to be too hot for the computers, reaching upper temperatures in the 90s.
Huron PLTW A/C and upgrade to the HVAC system: W.J. O’Neil $361,545. Paid out of district sinking fund. The Huron improvement will improve a section of the school, and specifically the PLTW lab.
$125,763 for Forsythe, recommended to go to W.J. O’Neil.
Gaynor recalls that he asked a question at the planning meeting regarding the use of the computers in the PLTW labs. He said he was assured that the computers and the lab were being used all day long.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: Allen Renovations – Phase II – Electrical
New lighting – Wiltse Electric Service for $500,000.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: Allen Renovations – Phase II – HVAC
Installation of A/C – Goyette Mechanical for $870,000
While the company is based out of Flint, there is a local team who can quickly service the schools.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: Allen Renovations – Phase II – Finishes
Carpentry for the doors, frames, door hardware – RE Leggette for $272,000
Baskett asks if there are any ideas on why there were no other bids. Hein says it is most likely the uptick in work across the state.
Kelly asks if this bid is for something cosmetic or is it a functional item. Hein says they are not replacing all the doors, but they are replacing all the hardware. The window casings will be”tightened up.” Kelly asks if they might be opening Pandora’s box once they open window casings. Hein said they test for lead, radon, and air quality as part of their protocol.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: Allen Renovations – Phase II – Window Blinds
The window blinds will be thin mesh, on a roller chain. The order is for every classroom, the main office, and the principal’s office. The bid recommendation is to Creative Windows for $7,500.
FIRST BRIEFING ITEM: 2017/18 WISD Budget Review
Each district that is part of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District must review and do something with the WISD budget (approve, offer changes, etc.)
Stead notes their purview is over the General Fund budget of the ISD. All of the special education millage funding goes through to the ISD for distribution to districts county-wide.
Stead walks through the proposed budget for the 2017/18 school year. General Education Budget: $19.06M in revenue, $19.24M in expenses. Expecting to maintain $2.32M in Fund Equity. Much of the ISD’s budget is being a pass-through for money for special education. The special education millage that was passed in 2016 allows for a greater percentage of reimbursement to schools.
AAPS is projecting a reimbursement of about 85% of expenses for special education in the 2017/18 year. They are issuing a net increase in property taxes of 1% this next year.
Action must be taken by the board by June 1.
Gaynor shares his gratitude to Stead for her presentation. Lightfoot asks if the changes that were made to garner the district additional funds are stable and set. Stead says that money is money the district has to spend and it was sitting there to be reimbursed. The ISD did not want to go down that far in their Fund Equity balance. During the years when all districts in the county were struggling, the ISD had a solid Fund Equity balance of $26.73M. After advocacy from superintendents within the county, the ISD reimbursed the money at a greater level. The argument made was that they’ll move that risk to the local district level.
Kelly asks if an ISD has a minimum fund balance requirement, as districts do. ISDs serve a great purpose for districts that serve a lot of rural students, says Stead.
Stead says that issues they’ve had in the past is that when the district has been cutting and the ISD is raising salaries. The budget will be up for a second
Stead says they will go through the board action items, then the last thing
SECOND BRIEFING ITEM: 2015 Bond Bus Purchase Recommendation
There are no changes since the first briefing. No comments or discussion.
The trustees vote on:
- 2015 Bond Bus Purchase Recommendation
- Approve minutes for Regular Meeting and Board Retreat
The consent agenda is unanimously approved.
BOARD ACTION ITEM: Public Hearing on the 2017/18 Budget
The board must hold one public hearing on the budget to be within the law. The board would like to hold two public commentaries. The first hearing will be on June 14, 2017. The second hearing will be after the second briefing, which will be on June 21, 2017.
Mitchell asks for an update on hiring efforts. They will work with exec to determine where to best place that.
ITEMS FROM THE BOARD: None
11:52 PM The trustees vote to recess to Executive Session for attorney/client privilege. Stead says it is for contract negotiation purposes. The trustees will not be returning to Regular Session.
** According to Trustee Gaynor, the executive session adjourned at 1:21 AM.**