Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (January 27, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd.
During tonight’s meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the board will hear an informational report on districtwide ACT results. They will also be given first briefing reports that include the Mitchell expansion project, an Internet service expansion, and a technology firewall purchase.
Additionally, the board will be presented with a special briefing on the district liability insurance bid. Despite receiving two insurance proposals with lower premiums, the recommendation will be for the district to continue with Daly Merritt for a total cost of $771,024. The general fund budget will cover the costs of the insurance premiums.
Voting tonight will be on the liability insurance bid recommendation and on the adoption of the revised Policy 1300, which focuses on participation at board meetings.
Continue reading AAPS Students Making Gains on ACT; Board OKs Mitchell Expansion
Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (January 20, 2016): W. Scott Westerman Preschool and Family Center
Tonight’s study session focuses on 2016-17 program enhancements.
Study sessions allow the trustees to explore a topic more in depth than is usually allowed for at a regular meeting. There will be no voting at tonight’s meeting.
5:49 PM The meeting has yet to be called to order. Technical difficulties have been cited.
5:50 PM President Deb Mexicotte calls the meeting to order. All trustees are present.
PUBLIC COMMENTARY: NONE
INFORMATION ITEM: 2016-17 Program Enhancements
5:51 PM To the “average parent or teacher,” Swift says, this planning work may seem a bit early. Five areas they will be discussing:
- Early Childhood (including preschool and Young 5s)
- STEAM, Project Lead the Way
- World Language Enhancements
- Focus on Middle School Enhancements
- International Baccalaureate
Will end with some proposed changes to Mitchell Elem campus due to experienced demand.
Continue reading Board Unclear About Huron IB; Considers Expanding Mitchell Campus
Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting (January 13, 2016): Ann Arbor District Library, 4th Floor – 343 S. Fifth Avenue
The first board meeting in January is dedicated to organizing the trustees for the remainder of the year. While I was unable to attend this year’s organizational meeting, I am able to report out the end results.
Continue reading AAPS Board Positions Unchanged for 2016