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Summer School 2018 Preview; Summer Maintenance OKed

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (April 18, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

Tonight’s Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) regular meeting begins with a moment of silence for the passing of former AAPS superintendent W. Scott Westerman, Jr.  Westerman passed away earlier this morning.

The student winners of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest will present in front of the board.

A preview of the Summer 2018 Academic Programs will be given as the sole information item. No board action is taken on information items.

Four first briefing items will be presented: 2015 Bond – Classroom Enhancements: Phase III Furniture Purchase, High Schools & Additional Classrooms; Disaster Mitigation Services; Pattengill Structural Restoration; and Ductwork Replacement: Skyline Natatorium.

Items up for second briefings: Tech Bond Purchase: Teacher Laptop Refresh; Tennis Courts Renewal Projects; A2STEAM Air Conditioning; Lawn Maintenance Service Contract; and a District Security Service contract.

Voting tonight will be to approve the Teacher Laptop Refresh; the Tennis Courts Renewal Project; the Lawn Maintenance Service Contract; the District Security Service Contract; and the A2STEAM Air Conditioning.


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AAPS BOE Updated on Guns in Schools Court Case; Summer Improvements a Go

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (April 11, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

Tonight’s Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) regular meeting begins with a moment of silence in memoriam of Shelly Vollmer, Dicken Elementary kindergarten teacher. There will be a tribute to environmental educator Bill Browning, who passed away March 23. The meeting begins at 7PM.

The March Monthly Budget Monitoring Report, an Update on the 2018 Operating Millage, and a report on Summer 2018 Facilities/Sinking Fund Projects will be shared as information items. No board action is taken on information items.

The trustees will hear five first briefing items. There will be recommendations for a Tech Bond Purchase: Teacher Laptop Refresh, for Tennis Courts Renewal Projects, and for A2STEAM Air Conditioning. Several service contracts will be recommended: a Lawn Maintenance Service Contract and a District Security Service contract.

There are no second briefing items on tonight’s agenda.


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Modular Classrooms for Wines & Mitchell OK’ed; Board Talks Equity, Advocacy at Retreat

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting/ board retreat (March 14, 2018): Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Road

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will begin tonight by holding a regular meeting in which they will get work done. At the conclusion of the regular meeting, they will move into a board retreat. The initial meeting begins at 5:30PM.

There are no first briefing items on tonight’s agenda.

Two items are up for second briefing, which means they will be voted on tonight. The two items:  2015 Bond Furniture Purchase for Slauson and Tappan Middle Schools; and the Modular Expansion: Mitchell & Wines Elementary Schools.

The furniture recommendation is to approve the purchase of classroom furniture for Slauson and Tappan Middle Schools for a total amount of $676,187.35. Funding will come from the 2015 Bond Fund.

The modular expansion at Wines and Mitchell is to meet the needs of increased student population and programmatic expansion. The modular buildings will add an additional six classrooms, a flex room, two restrooms, two offices, and a covered walkway to each of the the main school buildings. The recommendation is for the board to approve funding the modular classroom projects for a cost of up to $2,695,722. The funding will be provided from the Sinking Fund.

The trustees will be voting tonight on the approval of the furniture purchase, as well as the modular classrooms.

After the business of the regular meeting concludes, the trustees will move into the work of their retreat. They are focusing on four different areas. There will be a Trustee Share: Equity Symposium & Advocacy Institute. They will examine their current and future work. They will look at board development, and they will discuss next steps.


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