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AAPS Board Trustees OK Summer Purchases

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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2017/18 AAPS Budget is Approved

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 21, 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.

The meeting will begin with special recognition of Ken Fischer, the director of University Musical Society (UMS). Fischer will retire from UMS on June 30, 2017. Glenn Nelson, former AAPS trustee, will also be recognized.

The second public hearing on the 2017-18 budget will be held. This is a chance for the public to comment directly on the budget, distinct from the regular public commentary, which will also be held. No members of the public spoke at the first public hearing on June 14.

Three information items will be presented. The Culture and Climate Annual Report will be given. Superintendent Jeanice Swift will given an update on Fall 2017 Enrollment. There will also be an update on Summer Enrichment from Rec & Ed. [Ed. note: These items have been removed from the agenda and will be presented at a meeting in the future.]

The trustees will hear several first briefing items: the MHSSA Membership Renewal for the 2017/18 School Year; College and Career Planning – Naviance Platform; 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.

Four items are up for second briefing: Tech Bond Computer Purchase; Summer Gym Floor Restorations; Allen Renovations Phase II – Structural Steel and Roofing: Thermal and Moisture Upgrades.

Those four 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 approve the 2016/17 Final Budget Amendment. they will also vote to approve the 2017/18 Budget.


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