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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 Looks to Save by Outsourcing Grounds Maintenance; Hears BIS Program Updates

Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) board of education regular meeting/study session (June 17, 2015): 

7:01 PM Forsythe Middle School. All trustees, except for Patricia Manley, are present.

7:03 PM Board of Education President Deb Mexicotte calls the meeting to order. She notes that Manley is out of town.

No changes or additions made to the agenda – the agenda is approved unanimously.

7:05 Public Commentary: no one is signed up

Less of an audience at this board meeting than the previous.
Less of an audience at this board meeting than the previous.

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AAPS Board Approves 2015/16 Budget, Mulls Policy Changes

Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) board of education regular meeting (June 10, 2015):

6:59 PM Skyline Auditorium: Board President Deb Mexicotte says she is “very happy” to see the turnout. Apologizes, saying that the trustees are finishing a pre-meeting and they anticipate being out in about 15 minutes.

Skyline Auditorium fills with blue
Skyline Auditorium fills with blue “Support Ann Arbor Teachers” shirts

7:13 PM Trustees Andy Thomas and Christine Stead sit down.

7:17 PM The rest of the trustees, along with Superintendent Janice Swift, join them.

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