AAPS BOE Reviews Goals at Annual Retreat

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education retreat (August 19, 2015):

GO Where Meetings Matter:

2:00 PM The Ann Arbor Board of Education resumes session for the 2015-16 school year with its annual retreat. This year, the retreat is held at a new meeting space: GO Where Meetings Matter.

2:10 PM Board President Deb Mexicotte calls the regular meeting to order. All of the trustees are present, except for trustee Andy Thomas . He walks in just as the board votes to move into an Executive session for client/attorney privilege. The vote is unanimous. Doors are shut and the board is in executive session.

3:04 PM Mexicotte came out to say they were running a little over their anticipated time in executive session.

3: 47 PM The doors are open. The executive session has ended, and the trustees are taking a brief recess. Continue reading AAPS BOE Reviews Goals at Annual Retreat

AAPS Board Approves Contracts, 2015-16 Calendar; Meeting Ends Abruptly Amid Chants of “Shame on You”

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 30, 2015): 

Skyline High School Auditorium:

7:01 PM Board President Deb Mexicotte thanked everyone for showing up and apologized, saying the board was going to be in executive session until about 7:15 PM. The board has been in executive session since 6:30 PM, for negotiation and attorney/client privilege.

7:13 PM Board members begin to file in. Mexicotte and Trustee Andy Thomas are first at the table.

7:17 PM Trustees Simone Lightfoot, Susan Baskett, Patricia Manley, and Donna Lasinski are also at the table. Vice President Christine Stead will not attend tonight’s meeting. She’s absent due to travel related to work.

7:20 PM Mexicotte calls the meeting to order.

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AAPS Board OKs Labor Deals, Policy Changes

Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) board of education regular meeting (June 24, 2015):

7:02 PM Huron High School auditorium continues to fill up. The trustees are not seated, most likely still in their executive session.

7:12 PM So far, approximately 200 people are in the audience for tonight’s meeting, and more continue to enter the auditorium. Trustee Andy Thomas is the sole trustee at the table.

7:16 PM Vice President Christine Stead and Trustees Donna Lasinski and Susan Baskett approach the table.

7:19 PM President Deb Mexicotte and Trustee Patricia Manley have now sat down.

7:21 PM Superintendent Jeanice Swift and Trustee Simone Lightfoot have joined them. The entire board is present, but the meeting has not yet been called to order. The audience has grown to ~275 people, many wearing blue Support Ann Arbor Teacher shirts.

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