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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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