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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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Trustees OK 2018/19 Budget; Amend 2017/18 Budget

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 13, 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 a performance by Clague Middle School’s 7th Grade Chamber Ensemble, led by Abby Alwin.

Several scholarships will be presented tonight. Senator Rebekah Warren will present her Envision Michigan Fund Scholarship. The 2018 AAPS Partner Scholarships by Chartwells, GCA, and Durham Transportation will be presented. There will also be a 2018 AAPS Community Scholarships presentation, along with the 2018 Chartwells Farm to School Mini Grant Award presentation.

Tonight will mark the second briefing of the 2018/19 budget. It will also mark the second public hearing on the proposed budget. These items are earlier in the meeting, presumably to allow members of the public to speak earlier in the evening.

After the public hearing, the meeting resumes its usual progression through the agenda.

Two information items will be presented to the board: the Monthly Budget Monitoring Report for May and a preview of AAPS Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability.

The trustees will hear eight first briefing items. Those include: Middle School Math Purchase; 2017/18 Budget Amendment; Project Read Phase II Purchase; Mitchell Elementary Cafeteria Enhancements; Haisley Elementary Renovations: New Classroom and Computer Lab; Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Membership Renewal for 2018/19 School Year; Federal Grant Procurement; and a Sunset Review of the 5000 Series Policies. No action is taken on first briefing items.

There will be second briefings on the Tennis Courts Renewal and Pattengill Fire Restoration and Renovation.

The recommendation is to award the tennis courts renewal contract to Anglin Civil of Livonia, Michigan, in the amount of $1,113,401, paid from the Sinking Fund.

On April 18, a fire occurred at Pattengill Elementary in a Boys restroom. The subsequent emergency restoration costs totaled $27,544.02. Due to the extent of the damage, the bathrooms will require renovation. The renovations will be a total amount of $89,735.65. Funding will be provided through an insurance claim in the amount of $92,279.67 with the $25,000 deductible paid from the Sinking Fund if approved.

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

Board action will be taken to vote on approving the 2018/19 Budget.


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