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Trustees Consider 2018-19 Budget

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (May 23, 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.

[[Watch the live stream or the rebroadcast on CTN Ann Arbor on Channel 18. I’m not able to make it tonight after all.]]

The meeting will begin with a performance by Skyline High School’s a cappella group led by Lyn CieChanski.

Special recognition will be given to winners of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Exemplary Educational Endeavors (E3) Awards. Lisa Cope of Carpenter Elementary was named the 2018 Washtenaw County Teacher of the Year. Patricia Jenkins of Skyline was named the 2018 Washtenaw County Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Carpenter Elementary’s “I Got You” Kindness Project was named 2018 Project of the Year.

Three information items will be presented to the board. The Monthly Budget Monitoring Report for April will be given. Superintendent Jeanice Swift will walk through the month-by-month assessment calendar. Current voter bonds and millages will be reviewed.

First briefing items this meeting include: Tennis Courts Renewal; Pattengill Fire Restoration and Renovation; and the Proposed 2018-19 Budget. No action is taken on first briefing items.

The first public hearing on the 2018-19 Budget will be held at tonight’s meeting.

Two second briefing items are on the agenda: the 2018-19 Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) Budget and Summer 2018 Infrastructure Improvements. The ISD is required to have its General Fund budget reviewed by its constituent districts each year.

If the Summer 2018 Infrastructure Improvements are approved, Best Asphalt of Romulus, Michigan will make paving restorations, asphalt, and storm water repairs this summer, in the amount of $1,068,875, at King, Mitchell, and Angell Elementary Schools.

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

Board action will be taken on approving a 2018/19 Millage Resolution.


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AAPS Begins Prelim Budget Talks

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (April 25, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

Tonight’s study session, beginning at 5:30 PM, begins with a moment of silence for Burns Park Elementary teacher Scott Thompson.

Study sessions allow for the trustees to dig deep into topics. There is no voting involved.

An overview of the AAPS High School African American Humanities course will be given to the trustees. They will also hear an update on the AAPS District Advisory Groups. Advisory Groups are made up of students, staff, parents, and community members.

The board will also hear the preliminary plan for Project Grow Your Own. The project was initially floated by the trustees as a way of increasing homegrown teacher candidates.

In addition to those updates, the trustees will get a first blush preview of the AAPS 2018-19 Budget. It will be presented within the context of both the Federal and State budget.

[[AnnArbivore will begin coverage of the meeting as soon as I can get there.]]


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Summer School 2018 Preview; Summer Maintenance OKed

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (April 18, 2018): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

Tonight’s Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) regular meeting begins with a moment of silence for the passing of former AAPS superintendent W. Scott Westerman, Jr.  Westerman passed away earlier this morning.

The student winners of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest will present in front of the board.

A preview of the Summer 2018 Academic Programs will be given as the sole information item. No board action is taken on information items.

Four first briefing items will be presented: 2015 Bond – Classroom Enhancements: Phase III Furniture Purchase, High Schools & Additional Classrooms; Disaster Mitigation Services; Pattengill Structural Restoration; and Ductwork Replacement: Skyline Natatorium.

Items up for second briefings: Tech Bond Purchase: Teacher Laptop Refresh; Tennis Courts Renewal Projects; A2STEAM Air Conditioning; Lawn Maintenance Service Contract; and a District Security Service contract.

Voting tonight will be to approve the Teacher Laptop Refresh; the Tennis Courts Renewal Project; the Lawn Maintenance Service Contract; the District Security Service Contract; and the A2STEAM Air Conditioning.


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