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AAPS Board Mulls School Start Time Survey Results; Allen Elem Set to Reopen April 12

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (February 8, 2017): Pioneer High School, 601 W Stadium Blvd.

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.

Superintendent Jeanice Swift will give an update on Allen Elementary. The Allen school community has been housed in West Middle School in Ypsilanti since a broken water main flooded in August of last year.

Further information regarding high school start times will be given by Paul DeAngelis, Executive Director High School Education. He was not able to fully present the results of the ThoughtExchange survey conducted in December 2016 at the last board meeting, as the ThoughtExchange reps weren’t available to present at such a late hour.

A first briefing will be given on a Pioneer High School A/C Unit Bid Recommendation.

No second briefings are scheduled.

Board action will be taken on the annual approval of financial institutions and on a resolution on the immigration executive order. At the last regular meeting, trustee Harmony Mitchell asked the executive team to examine JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo banks, as they both support DAPL, the Dakota Access Pipeline.


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Board OKs Allen Restoration Plan; Talks Policy for Filling Vacant Board Seats

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (November 2, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

Tonight’s study session, beginning at 5:30 PM, focuses on an update on Allen Elementary. The Allen building has been closed since mid-August after a water main broke under the school. Superintendent Jeanice Swift has pledged to not only restore, but to improve the building. The Allen community has been housed at West Middle School in Ypsilanti since the start of the school year.

In addition to the Allen update, the trustees will hear a first briefing on a snow removal contract recommendation. There will be two Board Action Items. As trustee Donna Lasinski is favored to win the 52nd District Michigan House of Representatives seat, the trustees will discuss the process they use to fill vacancies on the board. The second Board Action Item will be to vote on the Allen Elementary Restoration and Enhancement Plan.

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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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