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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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Board Approves Shuttle Bus Purchase, Boiler Replacement; Mulls Infrastructure Report

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 30, 2105): 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 hear an update on facilities and infrastructure. There will be first briefings on the Rec & Ed Catalog Contract for 2015/16; Bryant and Carpenter Elementary Schools Playground Upgrade Projects; Locksmith Services Contract; Huron Auditorium Air Handling Unit Replacement Contract; and Burns Park Boiler Replacement Project.  

The board will be presented with special briefings on a shuttle bus purchase and  the Bach Elementary Stephen’s Theater Project.

Voting tonight will be on the shuttle bus purchase, the theater project, and the Clague Walking Trail project approval.

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AAPS Board Amends Contracts; Celebrates the Start of the School Year

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 16, 2015): Forsythe Middle School auditorium

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM requested by Superintendent Jeanice Swift for strategy and negotiation sessions connected with a collective bargaining agreement.

During the regular meeting, the board will hear several reports, meet recently hired administrators, and review board goals for 2015-16. They will vote on the Pediatric Therapy Associates contract, the financial institutions approval list, and a contract amendment. Continue reading AAPS Board Amends Contracts; Celebrates the Start of the School Year