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AAPS Board OKs Labor Deals, Policy Changes

Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) board of education regular meeting (June 24, 2015):

7:02 PM Huron High School auditorium continues to fill up. The trustees are not seated, most likely still in their executive session.

7:12 PM So far, approximately 200 people are in the audience for tonight’s meeting, and more continue to enter the auditorium. Trustee Andy Thomas is the sole trustee at the table.

7:16 PM Vice President Christine Stead and Trustees Donna Lasinski and Susan Baskett approach the table.

7:19 PM President Deb Mexicotte and Trustee Patricia Manley have now sat down.

7:21 PM Superintendent Jeanice Swift and Trustee Simone Lightfoot have joined them. The entire board is present, but the meeting has not yet been called to order. The audience has grown to ~275 people, many wearing blue Support Ann Arbor Teacher shirts.

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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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