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Board at an Impasse Over Empty Seat

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (December 14, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

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

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with the board vacancy applicant public statements. The six candidates will each have three minutes to address the question posed by the trustees at the interviews this past Friday: “Tell us why we should pick you to fill this vacancy.” Each candidate’s application is viewable on the district website.

Directly after the public statements, the deliberation and voting process will take place. Once a candidate receives four or more votes, that person will immediately be sworn in as a trustee, filling the seat left vacant by the resignation of Donna Lasinski.

The trustees will hear several informational reports: an update on the Court of Appeals – Ulysses Wong and Michigan Gun Owners v AAPS; the monthly financial monitoring report; the 2016/17 staffing report; and a preview of 2017/18 enhancements.

No first briefing items are on the agenda.

Second briefing items include: the Technology Refresh Bid Recommendation, the Allen Elementary Furniture Replacement Purchase Recommendation, and Allen Bid Recommendations: Additional Flooring and Paint.

The consent agenda will include the technology refresh bid, the Allen furniture replacement purchase, and the additional flooring and paint at Allen.

Board action is to be taken on a transportation contract amendment.


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AAPS Receives Positive Financial Audit; Lasinski Resigns

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (November 16, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

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

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a moment of silence for Huron High student Benjamin Pierce, who passed away November 8.

Skyline High School student Darius Hall will present. Special recognition will be given to Executive Director Ann Farnham and the PTO Thrift Shop.

The trustees will hear two informational reports: the monthly financial monitoring report and the FY 16 Annual Financial Audit, conducted by Plante/Moran.

There are no first briefings scheduled.

A second briefing will be held on the snow removal contract recommendation. Three local companies have been recommended for the job, splitting the district into 10 zones. The minimum unit price per push [the cost of snow removal each time it snows] will be $94,054 with the approval of the recommendation. The contracts will be funded through the General Fund.

Voting will be on the snow removal contract.

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Board Talks Strategic Plan Process

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (October 19, 2016): Mitchell Elementary School, 3550 Pittsfield Dr

Tonight’s study session, beginning at 5:30 PM, focuses on a discussion of the district’s strategic plan.  Study sessions allow the trustees to explore a topic more in depth than is usually allowed for at a regular meeting.

In addition to discussing the strategic plan, the trustees will hear the monthly financial monitoring report. There will also be a first briefing on a teacher and administrator laptop purchase recommendation.

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