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AAPS Board Hears M-STEP Results, Annual Tech Report

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (February 3, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

During tonight’s regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will hear two informational items: the MSTEP achievement report and the annual technology report.

There will be a first briefing on a sunset review of the Human Resources 4000 Policies.  The Governance Committee recommends changes to some, but not all, of the policies.

Second briefings will be the Internet Service Expansion and the Technology Firewall Purchase.

Voting tonight will be on the Internet service expansion and the firewall purchase.


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LIVE BLOG — AAEA Teacher Evaluation Press Conference: 01/27/16

Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) Information Meeting (January 27, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd.

AAEA members are in conflict with the district’s administration over the new teacher evaluation system that was rolled out in early November 2015. The AAEA, led by Linda Carter, is hosting a press conference at Forsythe before tonight’s board meeting.

Due to technological difficulties, AnnArbivore is unable to live blog the press conference. I will be taking notes and will report out later.

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AAPS Students Making Gains on ACT; Board OKs Mitchell Expansion

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (January 27, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd.

During tonight’s meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the board will hear an informational report on districtwide ACT results.  They will also be given first briefing reports that include the Mitchell expansion project, an Internet service expansion, and a technology firewall purchase.

Additionally, the board will be presented with a special briefing on the district liability insurance bid. Despite receiving two insurance proposals with lower premiums, the recommendation will be for the district to continue with Daly Merritt for a total cost of $771,024. The general fund budget will cover the costs of the insurance premiums.

Voting tonight will be on the liability insurance bid recommendation and on the adoption of the revised Policy 1300, which focuses on participation at board meetings.

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