Category Archives: 2016-17 school year

Board Talks Strategic Plan Process

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (October 19, 2016): Mitchell Elementary School, 3550 Pittsfield Dr

Tonight’s study session, beginning at 5:30 PM, focuses on a discussion of the district’s strategic plan.  Study sessions allow the trustees to explore a topic more in depth than is usually allowed for at a regular meeting.

In addition to discussing the strategic plan, the trustees will hear the monthly financial monitoring report. There will also be a first briefing on a teacher and administrator laptop purchase recommendation.

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AAPS BOE Hears SAT Results, 2015 Bond Update; Bus Issues Being Addressed

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (October 5, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will meet in executive session at 5:30 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a moment of silence for Huron High student Laura Burns, who passed away September 27, and Pioneer High student Jordan Klee, who passed away October 4.

The trustees will hear several information reports: Rick’s Run for Kids; the annual SAT student achievement report; an update on the 2015 bond; and a transportation update  from Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

No first briefings will be held.

A second briefing will be held on the contract recommendation for Pediatric Therapy Associates for a total cost of $235,200. Funding from IDEIA will cover $172,480 of the contract, with the remaining funding coming from the General Fund.

Voting will be on Pediatric Therapy Associates contract.

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AAPS Board Talks Buses; Hears Back to School Updates

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 14, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a special recognition of STRIVE, a Rotary Club program that works with Pathways students, and an introduction of new staff in the district.

An executive session originally scheduled at 5:30 PM for the purposes of attorney/client privilege and negotiations has been cancelled.

The trustees will hear several information reports: summer 2016 learning, technology, and facilities, as well as a back to school update from Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

A first briefing will be given on a contract recommendation for Pediatric Therapy Associates.

A second briefing will be held on the revised transportation Policy 3760. The revision allows for “space available” bus transportation for students. The service would be available to those students who live in the school’s attendance area, but do not live in the school’s transported area.

As this is the first Board of Education meeting of the school year, the trustees will review and give final approval of purchases authorized by Swift over the summer. The trustees adopted a resolution at their June 29 meeting to give summer 2016 purchasing and hiring authority to Swift.

Voting will be on the revised Policy 3760 and the 2016 summer purchases.

The trustees will take a board action to certify the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) voting delegates. These delegates will represent the district at the MASB Delegate Assembly later this fall. AAPS is allowed up to four voting delegates and four voting alternates based on the district’s enrollment.

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