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Trustees Talk Guns, Safety in Schools

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, Scarlett Middle student Kevin Payne, and Pioneer High students Kenyatta Campbell and Seth Dyer 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 Trustees Approve Pioneer A/C Units; Budget is on Track

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (February 22, 2017): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

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

Community High School junior Clarence Collins will present in recognition of Black History Month.

The trustees will hear two information items. Superintendent Jeanice Swift will give an overview of this year’s AAPS National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) events, which occurred on Monday, February 13. Chief Financial Officer Jill Minnick will give January’s monthly budget monitoring report.

No first briefings are scheduled.

The Pioneer High School A/C Unit Bid Recommendation is up for a second briefing. The district is looking to replace the two rooftop unites installed above Pioneer’s cafeteria. Currently, one unit does not work and the other unit is “close to failure.”  The recommendation is for the bid to go to WJ O’Neil Company for an amount of $191,840. The Board will vote on the recommendation at tonight’s meeting.


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