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AAPS Trustees Approve Millage Proposal for May Ballot

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education organizational/regular meeting (January 17, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will vote themselves into executive session at 5:30 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The regular meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

Tonight’s meeting will be a combination of an organizational meeting and a regular meeting. The organizational meeting is held the first meeting of the new calendar year. The election of officers takes place, the parliamentarian is appointed,  committee assignments are made, and the meeting schedule is approved.

The December Monthly Budget Monitoring Report will be presented as an information item.

There are three first briefing items on the agenda. They include a Playground Equipment Purchase for Bach Elementary; Classroom Area Rugs Purchase; and a Utility Vehicles Purchase.

There are no second briefing items on the agenda.

The consent agenda will include the approval of meeting minutes and donations.

Board action will be taken on the 2018 Operating Mills Proposal. This action had been deferred from the last meeting, since there were only four trustees present. While technically a quorum, they wanted a stronger vote for the proposal. Also, the trustees will work to approve a Superintendent Evaluation Timeline. Several attempts have been made to approve such a timeline, but so far, the trustees cannot agree on if it should be a timeline based on the calendar year or the school year.


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Three New Trustees Sworn In; Sinking Fund Millage Increase Proposed

Arbor Public Schools Board of Education organizational meeting (January 18, 2017): 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 organizational meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will be the first of the year with a new board. Three new trustees will join the board at this meeting: Jeff Gaynor, Harmony Mitchell, and Jessica Kelly. Gaynor and Mitchell were elected on November 8; Kelly was selected by the previous Board on December 16 to fill a seat vacated by Donna Lasinski.

After the new trustees are sworn in, an election will be held for Board officers, and the Parliamentarian will be appointed. Committee assignments will be determined, and the 2017 meeting schedule will be approved.

Two first briefings are scheduled. Jill Minnick, Chief Financial Officer, will cover the liability insurance renewal. A sinking fund millage proposal will also be made.

Board action will taken to accept the Board of Canvassers report of the November 8, 2106 election.


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