AAPS Schools Nearing Capacity

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (November 18, 2015): W. Scott Westerman Preschool and Family Center

The board is holding a study session this evening, focusing on the AAPS Facilities Utilization/Capacity Study.

Study sessions allow the trustees to explore a topic more in depth than is usually allowed for at a regular meeting. There will be no voting at tonight’s meeting.

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FY 15 Financial Audit for AAPS Board of Ed

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (November 11, 2015): Forsythe Middle School auditorium

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will hear the monthly budget monitoring report, as well as the FY 15 Annual Financial Audit from Plante/Moran. There are no first briefings scheduled for this evening.

There will be a second briefing on the 3000 Policies that the trustees reviewed at the previous meeting. After much discussion at that meeting on Policy 3760, no changes are recommended.

Voting tonight will be on adopting the 3000 Policies and the revised Policy 1520.

The executive session, which had been scheduled to be called at 9:00 PM, has been cancelled.

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AAPS Board of Ed Raises Sub Pay; Talks Policy

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (October 28, 2015): Forsythe Middle School auditorium

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, citing attorney/client privilege.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will first observe a moment of silence for Crystal Westfield. They will hear an update on immunizations, the annual staffing report, the substitute teacher plan, and the monthly budget monitoring report. There will be a first briefing on several policy revisions, most notably increasing the year end balance of the General Fund from a range of 5 to 15 percent of the previous year’s expenditures to a range of 6 to 15 percent and dropping bussing provided for students “enrolled outside their school of assigned attendance.” [The revision of Policy 3760 was taken off the agenda at around 4:30 PM – it was added again after the meeting had begun.]

The board will be presented with special briefings on the City of Ann Arbor easement request for Stadium Blvd reconstruction project and the Burns Park Boiler Replacement Project Change Order, which an increase in the contract of $48,000 is requested.  The additional funds will accommodate the installation of a temporary boiler to provide immediate heat to the Burns Park building during the staging and installation process of the permanent boiler. The total contract amount for the Burns Park Boiler Replacement Project would end up being $546,000, funded through the Sinking Fund.

Voting tonight will be on the easement request from the City of Ann Arbor and the release of the additional $48,000 for the Burns Park boiler replacement.

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