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AAPS Trustees Pass Resolution Opposing DeVos Nomination; Move Forward on Millage Proposal

Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education regular meeting/study session (January 25, 2017): Huron High School, 2727 Fuller Rd

The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) Board of Education (BOE) trustees will have a combined regular meeting and study session tonight beginning at 5:30 PM.

The regular meeting will begin with special recognition given to the school board trustees. January is School Board Recognition Month.

The trustees will hear the monthly budget monitoring report for December, given by Chief Financial Officer Jill Minnick. Minnick will also give  special briefing on the 2016/17 budget amendment. The budget amendment is a fairly routine item to have mid-year.

No first briefings are scheduled.

A Sinking Fund Millage Proposal, of which the trustees will be determining the level [somewhere between 1 and 3 mills], and the District Liability Insurance Renewal are up for second briefings. Minnick is recommending the district switch liability insurance providers, for a premium cost savings over last year of $138,616. The total cost of the insurance is a $628,884 premium with a $10,000 deductible and a $200,000 aggregate.

Voting will be on the resolution to submit the sinking fund millage proposal, the liability insurance renewal, and the 16/17 budget amendment.

Board action is to be taken on the annual approval of financial institutions.

The study session, which is an opportunity for the trustees to dig deeper on a single issue, will focus on school start times. The Board is considering the issue of changing school start times to allow for a later start to the high school day.


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Three New Trustees Sworn In; Sinking Fund Millage Increase Proposed

Arbor Public Schools Board of Education organizational meeting (January 18, 2017): 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 organizational meeting, starting at 7:00 PM, will be the first of the year with a new board. Three new trustees will join the board at this meeting: Jeff Gaynor, Harmony Mitchell, and Jessica Kelly. Gaynor and Mitchell were elected on November 8; Kelly was selected by the previous Board on December 16 to fill a seat vacated by Donna Lasinski.

After the new trustees are sworn in, an election will be held for Board officers, and the Parliamentarian will be appointed. Committee assignments will be determined, and the 2017 meeting schedule will be approved.

Two first briefings are scheduled. Jill Minnick, Chief Financial Officer, will cover the liability insurance renewal. A sinking fund millage proposal will also be made.

Board action will taken to accept the Board of Canvassers report of the November 8, 2106 election.


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