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AAPS Trustees Wrap Up the 17-18 Year

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 27, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will vote themselves into executive session at 5:00 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The regular meeting begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will begin with special retirement recognition of Jim Kosteva, University of Michigan Director of Community Relations; JoAnn Emmendorfer, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent; and Linda Carter, Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) President.

The board will hear four information items: an update on the Freeman Environmental Education Advisory and three annual reports: NWEA Growth Report;  School Culture & Climate Survey Results; and the Superintendent 360 Survey Results.

There are no first briefing items.

Eight items are up for second briefing. Those include: Middle School Math Purchase; 2017/18 Budget Amendment; Project READ Phase II Purchase; Cafeteria Table Replacement Purchase; Soundfield System Refresh: Phase III; Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Membership Renewal for 2018/19 School Year; Policy 3040: Federal Grant Procurement; and a Sunset Review of the 5000 Series Policies.

The Middle School Math Purchase recommendation is to approve the purchase of Connected Mathematics Program 3 (CMP3) materials from Pearson Publishing Company at a cost of $418,404, to be paid in three annual installments of $139,468 beginning July 2018. Funding will be provided from the General Fund.

The Project READ Phase II Purchase will include a materials purchase in the amount of $73,386,60 and training in the amount of $38,010 to be paid from the AAPS IDEA Budget.

The Cafeteria Tables Replacement Purchase will be for a total of 224 tables in 24 schools for a total amount of $271,153.45. The tables will be scheduled to be placed before the start of the 2018/19 school year.

The Soundfield Systems Refresh Phase III will be for every classroom. Phase I and Phase II each replaced one third of all classroom units, and Phase III will complete the refresh. The total cost of equipment and installation is $539,375 and will be made through the 2012 Technology Bond Series 2 Funds.

Each year, AAPS is required to renew membership in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). No fees are charged for membership. The membership is a requirement for participation in MHSAA post-season tournaments.

The approval of Policy 3040: Federal Grant Procurement is a requirement for legal compliance with the federal government.

The trustees will vote on all second briefing items except for the 2017/18 Budget Amendment when they vote on the consent agenda.

Board action will be taken to vote to approve the 2017/18 Final Budget Amendment, Utility Easements, the Cell Tower, Summer 2018 Purchasing & Hiring, the 2018/19 Board Meeting Schedule, and a Personnel Matter.


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AAPS BOE Study Session: 6/20/18

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session/regular meeting (June 20, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

Tonight’s meeting of the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will be a combination of a regular meeting, where board work gets done, and a study session. Study sessions allow for deeper dives into informative topics where there is no vote. The meeting begins at 5:30.

[[I cannot make it to this meeting. Please tune in to CTN Ann Arbor for the livestreaming or for the rebroadcast.]]

During the regular meeting, there are two first briefing items:  Cafeteria Table Replacements and Soundfield System Refresh: Phase III. 

The two second briefings include the Mitchell Elementary Cafeteria Enhancements and the Haisley Elementary Renovations: New Classroom and Computer Lab.

The Mitchell project will consist of enhancements to the cafeteria to accommodate an additional service line. The recommendation is for the bid to go to Heaney General Contracting of Ypsilanti for a total of $143,460. The Sinking Fund will provide the funding.

The Haisley project will include repurposing an existing space to create a new classroom and computer lab. The recommendation is to approve the contract to Construction Solutions, Inc. of Brighton in the total amount of $215,8000. Funding will be provided from the Sinking Fund.

The trustees will vote on the second briefing items when they vote on the consent agenda.

The study session items will include an update on the 3rd Grade Reading Plan; Student Safety & Emotional Supports; and 2017-18 High School Academic Initiatives.

Board action will be taken to approve an AAPS BOE Statement on the Social Studies Proposed Changes.


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