Category Archives: 2016-17 school year

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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AAPS Focused on Allen Elementary Relocation Plan

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (August 24, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

During tonight’s regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, two moments of silence will be observed, one in memory of Skyline teacher Christopher Peterson and another in memory of Muhsen Almohri.

Superintendent Jeanice Swift will give an update on the future of Allen Elementary after the flooding that occurred last week. Information reports on the Rec & Ed facilities and a student health update, focusing on immunizations, Zika virus guidelines, and the nutrition environment will also be given.

A special briefing will be brought forward to the board to authorize Swift to execute the lease agreement between AAPS and Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS).

An update to the local wellness policy is up for a second briefing. The update is being made to bring the AAPS Local School Wellness Policy into compliance with new federal guidelines.

Voting will be on the policy update and the lease agreement authorization. The board will also move on two action items: administrative contract approval and a resolution to the State School Reform Office.

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