Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education candidate interviews (December 9, 2016): Courtyard Marriott, 3205 Boardwalk Dr.
8:59 AM Vice President Christine Stead explains the purpose of the meeting is to conduct interviews of the six candidates who expressed interest and submitted applications for the open AAPS Board of Education seat, recently vacated by Donna Lasinski. CTN will broadcast the interviews, beginning tonight.
Stead says they received a lot of great questions from community. Parliamentarian Simone Lightfoot and Secretary Andy Thomas were designated to take all suggestions and come up with a list of questions. Each trustee will ask one question; candidates will have five minutes to answer. The trustee who asked the question can ask follow-up questions during the five minutes.
At the conclusion of their interview, each candidate is given a topic prompt, which they will need to address at the next regular board meeting on December 14 [ Forsythe Middle School, 7:00 PM]. The candidates will each have three minutes to present. They may use PowerPoint to assist in their presentations. The prompt: “Tell us why we should pick you to fill this vacancy.”
Trustees present: Susan Baskett, Simone Lightfoot, Andy Thomas, Patricia Manley, Christine Stead. Trustees-elect Jeff Gaynor and Harmony Mitchell are both in the audience.