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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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Budget Discussion Focus of AAPS Board Meeting

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 14, 2017): Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Road

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) meeting will be split into several parts tonight.

The first part of the meeting begins when the trustees will vote themselves into executive session at 3:30 PM this afternoon, citing attorney/client privilege and for “strategy and negotiation sessions connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement and as requested by the district as a party to such collective bargaining agreement.” Executive sessions are closed to the public.

The second part of the meeting begins at 5:00 PM when the trustees will hear a second briefing on the recommendation to name the Huron High Little Theater in honor of Dr. Richard Ingram, Huron Music Department Chair/Choir Director. The recommendation is to name it The Richard E. Ingram Theater of the Performing Arts. After special comments from those who support the naming, the trustees will vote on the recommendation.

Immediately following the vote, the meeting will recess for a reception celebrating Ingram.

** The Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) will be holding a press conference at 6:30 PM this evening. AAEA President Linda Carter will give a statement. **

The regular meeting will reconvene at 7:00 PM with several items of special recognition.

The Board will resume honoring Ingram. Elijah Mills will show a video entitled, You Are Not Alone. There will be a presentation of Senator Rebekah Warren’s Envision Michigan Fund  Scholarship. The MHSAA Scholarship Award will  be given. The A2Y Chamber E3 Awards will be given.

Students from Pathways to Success will give a student leadership report. Representatives from each high school are invited to speak in front of the board once a school year.

Tonight is the first public hearing on the 2017/18 budget. The public hearing is a time where the public can speak on the proposed budget. This is separate from regular public commentary. There will be a second public hearing on the budget at the next regular meeting, June 21.

Three information items will be presented: the monthly budget monitoring report for the month of May, an employee compensation review, and the intervention specialists (IS) annual report.

The trustees will hear four first briefing items. They include: a Tech Bond Computer Purchase; Summer Gym Floor Restorations; and Allen Elementary Renovations – Phase II – Structural Steel and Roofing: Thermal and Moisture Upgrades.

The Annual Software Renewal, the Project Lead the Way (PTLW) Refill Purchase, the Proposed 2016/17 Budget Amendment, and the Proposed 2017/18 Budget are up as second briefing items.

Voting tonight will be on the annual software renewal and the PTLW refill purchase, as well as the early vote on the naming of the Huron Little Theater in honor of Dr. Ingram.

Board action will be taken on the 2017/18 Millage Resolution.


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