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LIVE BLOG — Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Regular Meeting: 2/21/18

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (February 21, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will meet tonight for a regular meeting beginning at 7:00 PM.

Tonight’s meeting will begin with a performance by Bryant Elementary student Khara Gilmore in recognition of Black History Month.

Superintendent Jeanice Swift will be presenting information on her upcoming Listen & Learn 2018 Tour. Swift embarked on a similar tour around the district when she was first hired on in August 2013.

The trustees will hear four first briefing items. The items will include: 2018 Sale of Bonds; the 2018 Communication & Network Maintenance Contracts Recommendations; Planetarium Servers Replacement; and the 2018 Purchase of School Buses.

There are no second briefing items on the agenda.

The consent agenda will include approval of meeting minutes and donations.

Board action will be taken on the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) Board of Directors Election.


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AAPS Eyes Future Growth; Plans for Carpenter Elem & Bryant Pattengill in the Works

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (January 31, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will vote themselves into executive session at 5:00 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The regular meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

Tonight’s meeting will begin with a moment of silence for Pioneer High School junior Makaylah Gibson who passed away on Sunday, January 28.

This month’s meeting is heavy on the information items. Superintendent Jeanice Swift will be presenting 2018-19 District Enhancements. There will be an update on Housing Development and Projected Enrollment Growth, as well as an overview of the 2018 Budget Development Timeline.

No first briefing items are on the agenda.

Second briefing items include several purchase recommendations. The first is a Playground Equipment Purchase for Bach Elementary funded through the Sinking Fund a total cost of $109.092.91. The second purchase: a Classroom Area Rugs for Phase II Schools, for a total cost of $52,785.80 for 116 rugs – paid out of the 2015 Bond Fund. The third recommendation is for a Utility Vehicles Purchase. The current fleet consists of 21 vehicles. The district proposes to purchase 11 vehicles, retain seven, and sell/scrap 14, for a total fleet of 18 vehicles. The total purchase cost would be $301,757.30, paid out of the Capital Projects Fund.

The consent agenda will include the approval of the Playground Equipment, the Classroom Area Rugs, the Utility Vehicles Purchase, and meeting minutes and donations.

Board action will be taken on the District Annual Insurance Renewal and Extension of Coverage Year and the Ratification of an Employee Agreement.


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AAPS Trustees Approve Millage Proposal for May Ballot

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education organizational/regular meeting (January 17, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

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.

Tonight’s meeting will be a combination of an organizational meeting and a regular meeting. The organizational meeting is held the first meeting of the new calendar year. The election of officers takes place, the parliamentarian is appointed,  committee assignments are made, and the meeting schedule is approved.

The December Monthly Budget Monitoring Report will be presented as an information item.

There are three first briefing items on the agenda. They include a Playground Equipment Purchase for Bach Elementary; Classroom Area Rugs Purchase; and a Utility Vehicles Purchase.

There are no second briefing items on the agenda.

The consent agenda will include the approval of meeting minutes and donations.

Board action will be taken on the 2018 Operating Mills Proposal. This action had been deferred from the last meeting, since there were only four trustees present. While technically a quorum, they wanted a stronger vote for the proposal. Also, the trustees will work to approve a Superintendent Evaluation Timeline. Several attempts have been made to approve such a timeline, but so far, the trustees cannot agree on if it should be a timeline based on the calendar year or the school year.


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