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Public Hearing Set for 2016-17 AAPS Budget; Mitchell Expansion Continues

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (May 11, 2016): 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, the trustees will first hold a moment of silence for Pittsfield Elementary teacher Cathleen Babcock, who recently passed away. There will be special recognition of Pioneer bands at Carnegie Hall and the E3 Award for the Hikone Exchange Program.

The trustees will hear an update to the 2016/17 budget. Since the last board meeting, the Washtenaw County special education millage passed, which will add an additional $9M to the budget.

First briefings will be on the 2016-17 annual software renewals, Project Lead the Way purchases, food service management contracts, the WISD budget, and the 2016 Rec & Ed sports and summer camp contracts.

Second briefings will be on Mitchell Elementary Expansion Bid Pack 4, which comprises site work, casework, metal doors and hardware purchases, resilient flooring, painting, and landscaping. The 2016 TRIG purchases will also come up for second briefing.

Voting will be on the bid pack, the TRIG purchases, and approval of a public hearing on the 2016-17 budget.

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AAPS Board Begins Budget Talks; Graduation Rates Up

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education study session (April 27, 2016): W. Scott Westerman Preschool and Family Center

Tonight’s study session, beginning at 5:30 PM, focuses on the FY 2016-17 AAPS budget. Budget talks begin on the heels of yesterday’s  approval of education budgets in the state’s House of Representatives.

Study sessions allow the trustees to explore a topic more in depth than is usually allowed for at a regular meeting. After the study session, the trustees will move into a regular meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM. They will hear a report on graduation data and will be presented with two first briefings: bid pack 4 for the Mitchell expansion and TRIG purchases. Superintendent Jeanice Swift will report out on her recent trip to China.

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Gun Concerns Propel AAPS to Cancel School on Election Day 5/3

AAPS Board of Education Study Session (March 30, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Road

After a cancelled regular meeting earlier this month, the AAPS Board of Education (BOE) holds a study session. Tonight’s study session focuses on bond planning and the special education millage.

Study sessions allow the trustees to explore a topic more in depth than is usually allowed for at a regular meeting. There will be no voting at tonight’s meeting. Continue reading Gun Concerns Propel AAPS to Cancel School on Election Day 5/3