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AAPS Adds 300+ Students; BOE Approves Offering 750 Schools of Choice Slots for 16/17

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (December 16, 2015): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, citing attorney/client privilege.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, special recognition will be given to Sherri Hane, the 2015 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year and to Marci Tuzinsky, recognized as the 2015 Distinguished Educator Award and the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award for Mathematics.

The trustees will hear an update on the substitute teacher plan, the monthly budget monitoring report, and the annual enrollment report. There will be a special briefing on in-district transfers and schools of choice approval.

Voting tonight will be on the resolution to support the county-wide special education millage ballot proposal, the soundfield replacement project, and the student achievement data warehouse bid.

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Board Mulls Supporting Special Ed Millage Ballot Proposal

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (December 9, 2015): Ann Arbor District Library – 4th Floor Board Room

The board is holding an executive session at 5:00 PM, in which they will conduct an informal evaluation of superintendent Jeanice Swift. They will also be considering material exempt from disclosure under attorney/client privilege.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, Jenna Bacalor will give the annual report on the Rec and Ed program. The trustees will hear first briefing reports, which include: a quote for the second phase of the soundfield replacement project,  a student achievement data warehouse bid recommendation, and a resolution to support the ballot proposal for the special education millage.

The board will be presented with a special briefing on the Pioneer High School boiler repair project for a cost not to exceed $69,900.  The amount would be funded through the Sinking Fund.

Voting tonight will be on the Pioneer boiler repair.

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AAPS Board of Ed Raises Sub Pay; Talks Policy

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (October 28, 2015): Forsythe Middle School auditorium

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, citing attorney/client privilege.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will first observe a moment of silence for Crystal Westfield. They will hear an update on immunizations, the annual staffing report, the substitute teacher plan, and the monthly budget monitoring report. There will be a first briefing on several policy revisions, most notably increasing the year end balance of the General Fund from a range of 5 to 15 percent of the previous year’s expenditures to a range of 6 to 15 percent and dropping bussing provided for students “enrolled outside their school of assigned attendance.” [The revision of Policy 3760 was taken off the agenda at around 4:30 PM – it was added again after the meeting had begun.]

The board will be presented with special briefings on the City of Ann Arbor easement request for Stadium Blvd reconstruction project and the Burns Park Boiler Replacement Project Change Order, which an increase in the contract of $48,000 is requested.  The additional funds will accommodate the installation of a temporary boiler to provide immediate heat to the Burns Park building during the staging and installation process of the permanent boiler. The total contract amount for the Burns Park Boiler Replacement Project would end up being $546,000, funded through the Sinking Fund.

Voting tonight will be on the easement request from the City of Ann Arbor and the release of the additional $48,000 for the Burns Park boiler replacement.

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