Board Approves Shuttle Bus Purchase, Boiler Replacement; Mulls Infrastructure Report

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 30, 2105): 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 hear an update on facilities and infrastructure. There will be first briefings on the Rec & Ed Catalog Contract for 2015/16; Bryant and Carpenter Elementary Schools Playground Upgrade Projects; Locksmith Services Contract; Huron Auditorium Air Handling Unit Replacement Contract; and Burns Park Boiler Replacement Project.  

The board will be presented with special briefings on a shuttle bus purchase and  the Bach Elementary Stephen’s Theater Project.

Voting tonight will be on the shuttle bus purchase, the theater project, and the Clague Walking Trail project approval.

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AAPS Board Amends Contracts; Celebrates the Start of the School Year

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 16, 2015): Forsythe Middle School auditorium

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM requested by Superintendent Jeanice Swift for strategy and negotiation sessions connected with a collective bargaining agreement.

During the regular meeting, the board will hear several reports, meet recently hired administrators, and review board goals for 2015-16. They will vote on the Pediatric Therapy Associates contract, the financial institutions approval list, and a contract amendment. Continue reading AAPS Board Amends Contracts; Celebrates the Start of the School Year

AAPS BOE Retreat Focuses on Increasing Student Voice, Improving Community Relations

Mary Morgan, co-founder of The CivCity Initiative and The Ann Arbor Chronicle, attended the August 26 continuation of the Ann Arbor Public School’s Board of Education retreat. Her coverage of the meeting is below.


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All trustees, except for Board President Deb Mexicotte, were present at the 3:30 PM retreat continuation.

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the AAPS board continued its retreat from Aug. 19. They met from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the principal’s conference room at Pioneer High School, prior to an executive session at 5:30 and a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Board president Deb Mexicotte was absent. All other trustees attended the retreat, as did superintendent Jeanice Swift.

During the retreat, the board reached consensus that reports from associations – which are currently delivered at each board meeting – will be given only at the first meeting of each month, rather than at each meeting. There will be a new 4-minute time limit on each report.

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