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AAPS BOE Hears SAT Results, 2015 Bond Update; Bus Issues Being Addressed

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (October 5, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will meet in executive session at 5:30 PM this evening, citing attorney/client privilege. Executive sessions are closed to the public.

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a moment of silence for Huron High student Laura Burns, who passed away September 27, and Pioneer High student Jordan Klee, who passed away October 4.

The trustees will hear several information reports: Rick’s Run for Kids; the annual SAT student achievement report; an update on the 2015 bond; and a transportation update  from Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

No first briefings will be held.

A second briefing will be held on the contract recommendation for Pediatric Therapy Associates for a total cost of $235,200. Funding from IDEIA will cover $172,480 of the contract, with the remaining funding coming from the General Fund.

Voting will be on Pediatric Therapy Associates contract.

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AAPS Board Talks Buses; Hears Back to School Updates

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (September 14, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The regular meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will begin with a special recognition of STRIVE, a Rotary Club program that works with Pathways students, and an introduction of new staff in the district.

An executive session originally scheduled at 5:30 PM for the purposes of attorney/client privilege and negotiations has been cancelled.

The trustees will hear several information reports: summer 2016 learning, technology, and facilities, as well as a back to school update from Superintendent Jeanice Swift.

A first briefing will be given on a contract recommendation for Pediatric Therapy Associates.

A second briefing will be held on the revised transportation Policy 3760. The revision allows for “space available” bus transportation for students. The service would be available to those students who live in the school’s attendance area, but do not live in the school’s transported area.

As this is the first Board of Education meeting of the school year, the trustees will review and give final approval of purchases authorized by Swift over the summer. The trustees adopted a resolution at their June 29 meeting to give summer 2016 purchasing and hiring authority to Swift.

Voting will be on the revised Policy 3760 and the 2016 summer purchases.

The trustees will take a board action to certify the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) voting delegates. These delegates will represent the district at the MASB Delegate Assembly later this fall. AAPS is allowed up to four voting delegates and four voting alternates based on the district’s enrollment.

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AAPS Board Hears Intervention Specialist, Culture & Climate Reports

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting (June 29, 2016): Forsythe Middle School, 1655 Newport Rd

The board is holding an executive session at 5:30 PM, for the purposes of attorney/client privilege, negotiations, and superintendent evaluation.

During the regular meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, the trustees will first take a board action of ratifying the remaining employment agreements. Agreements for AAEA, AAEA-Paraprofessionals, and AAEA-Office Professionals were ratified at the June 16 meeting. 

There will be special recognition of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.

The trustees will hear the annual climate and culture report, a report on the Intervention Specialist program, and the superintendent 360 evaluation.

First briefings will be on the local wellness policy update, a revision to Policy 3760 – Transportation, and several bid recommendations for maintenance work, including asphalt paving, painting, roof replacement, and wood floor refinishing.

There will be a special briefing item on a GCA contract amendment. GCA is the company the district outsourced to for janitorial work.

Second briefings will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, and the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year.

Voting will be on the Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee (SHEAC) report and recommendations, the Rec & Ed contracts, the inventory resource management system recommendation, the MHSAA membership renewal for the 2016/17 school year, and the GCA contract amendment.

In addition, the trustees will vote to adopt a resolution to approve summer 2016 purchasing and hiring authority for Superintendent Jeanice Swift. This is routine authority given to the district superintendent to make purchases during the summer while the board is not in session.

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