Category Archives: 2015-16 school year

AAPS Board Hears Intervention Specialist, Culture & Climate Reports

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 29, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, for the purposes of attorney/client privilege, negotiations, and superintendent evaluation.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will first take a board action of ratifying the remaining employment agreements. Agreements for AAEA, AAEA-Paraprofessionals, and AAEA-Office Professionals were ratified at the June 16 meeting. 

There will be special recognition of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.

The trustees will hear the annual climate and culture report, a report on the Intervention Specialist program, and the superintendent 360 evaluation.

First briefings will be on the local wellness policy update, a revision to Policy 3760 – Transportation, and several bid recommendations for maintenance work, including asphalt paving, painting, roof replacement, and wood floor refinishing.

There will be a special briefing item on a GCA contract amendment. GCA is the company the district outsourced to for janitorial work.

Second briefings will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, and the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year.

Voting will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year, and the GCA contract amendment.

In addition, the trustees will vote to adopt a resolution to approve summer 2016 purchasing and hiring authority for Superintendent Jeanice Swift. This is routine authority given to the district superintendent to make purchases during the summer while the board is not in session.

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AAPS Board Passes 2016-17 Budget; Ratifies Teacher Contracts

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 15, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, for the purposes of attorney/client privilege and negotiations.

Immediately following, a study session on Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) programming will be held. Study sessions are used by the trustees to learn more about a specific topic.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will first hold a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting. There will be special recognition of the recipient of the Envision Michigan Scholarship Award, presented by Senator Rebecca Warren, as well as of the Project Lead the Way Master Teachers.

The trustees will hear the monthly budget monitoring report for the month of May. The annual culture and climate report will also be presented.

First briefings will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, 2016 summer facilities work, and the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year.

Second briefings will be on Mitchell Elementary Expansion furniture purchase, the 2016/17 millage resolution, the 2015-16 final budget amendment, and the 2016-17 proposed budget.

The trustees are holding a second public hearing on the 2016-17 budget, after there was some concern voiced by members of the public that there hadn’t been enough time to view the proposed budget before the first public hearing.

Voting will be on the 2016-17 millage resolution, the 2015-16 final budget amendment, the 2016-17 proposed budget, and the Mitchell Expansion furniture purchases. As of 2:39 PM, there is a place holder on the consent agenda for a “new agenda item,” which potentially could be the ratification of the Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) contract agreement. Voting on the contract ended this morning for members of AAEA.

The board will also be looking at the 2016-17 proposed board meeting calendar.

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2016-17 AAPS Budget Plan Holds Steady; District Water Quality is Okay

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (May 25, 2016): Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Road

The Ann Arbor Public School Board of Education trustees will hold an executive session beginning at 5:00 PM to conduct the formal evaluation of superintendent Jeanice Swift. A statement on the evaluation will be made public at a later date.

During tonight’s regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, the board will hear the monthly budget monitoring report for April. They will also hear an informational report on district water quality results.  First briefings will include a 2016-17 millage resolution, a final budget amendment for the 2015-16 school year, and the 2016-17 proposed budget. 

Tonight’s meeting marks the  mandated public hearing on the 2016-17 budget.

Additionally, the board will be presented with a first briefing on a furniture purchase for the Mitchell Elementary expansion.

Second briefings will be on the 2016 Rec & Ed sports and summer camp contracts, 2016-17 annual software renewals, 16-17 Project Lead the Way purchases, 16-17 food service management contract, and the 16-17 WISD budget.

Voting tonight will be on all of the second briefing items, unless a trustee decides to remove an item from the consent budget for some reason.

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