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AAPS Board Amends Contracts; Celebrates the Start of the School Year

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 16, 2015): Forsythe Middle School auditorium

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM requested by Superintendent Jeanice Swift for strategy and negotiation sessions connected with a collective bargaining agreement.

During the regular meeting, the board will hear several reports, meet recently hired administrators, and review board goals for 2015-16. They will vote on the Pediatric Therapy Associates contract, the financial institutions approval list, and a contract amendment. Continue reading AAPS Board Amends Contracts; Celebrates the Start of the School Year

AAPS Board Approves AAEA Contract; Reviews Superintendent Evaluation

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (August 19, 2015):

Pioneer High School Little Theater

7:02 PM The microphones and the camera is still being set up for the board meeting. No trustees are yet present.

The trustees began their day together at 3:30 this afternoon, to finish their retreat that began last Wednesday. They broke off at 5:30 to vote themselves into an executive session, presumably for attorney/client privilege.

7:05 PM Board President Deb Mexicotte makes her way down to the stage. Trustees Andy Thomas and Patricia Manley are right behind her.

7:07 PM Vice President Christine Stead and trustees Donna Lasinski, Simone Lightfoot, and Susan Baskett make their way to their seats. About twenty members of the public are present right now.

7:11 PM Superintendent Jeanice Swift joins the board at the stage.

7:13 PM Mexicotte calls the meeting to order. All trustees are present.

7:14 PM CHANGES TO AGENDA

Mexicotte asks to add the approval of the tentative agreement with AAEA to before Public Commentary. She also asks to add that they add the settlement of Case 15-15-1220 to Board Action.

Stead asks CivCity and the AADL Summer Program to be added to agenda.

7:16 PM Tentative agreement with AAEA. David Comsa, Deputy Superintendent Human Resources & Employee Relations, recommendation of admin that board adopts the tentative agreement.

No discussion. Unanimous approval. Continue reading AAPS Board Approves AAEA Contract; Reviews Superintendent Evaluation

AAPS BOE Reviews Goals at Annual Retreat

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education retreat (August 19, 2015):

GO Where Meetings Matter:

2:00 PM The Ann Arbor Board of Education resumes session for the 2015-16 school year with its annual retreat. This year, the retreat is held at a new meeting space: GO Where Meetings Matter.

2:10 PM Board President Deb Mexicotte calls the regular meeting to order. All of the trustees are present, except for trustee Andy Thomas . He walks in just as the board votes to move into an Executive session for client/attorney privilege. The vote is unanimous. Doors are shut and the board is in executive session.

3:04 PM Mexicotte came out to say they were running a little over their anticipated time in executive session.

3: 47 PM The doors are open. The executive session has ended, and the trustees are taking a brief recess. Continue reading AAPS BOE Reviews Goals at Annual Retreat