Christine Stead en Ann Arbor Public Schools Catalog of Online Classes Approved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor Public Schools will offer over 225 online classes to middle school and high school students this semester.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The school board Wednesday night approved the district's virtual academy's catalog, and also approved opening ten seats in one algebra class to students from other districts.&nbsp;</p><p>School board member Christine Stead says new state laws regarding online learning are yet another unfunded mandate, but the district is working to make the best of the changes.<br /><br />District officials are hoping to learn a lot from offering the single algebra class to students from other districts.&nbsp; They expect to have many more online classes available to students from other districts in the fall.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Jeanice Swift says with the uncertainties around new state laws about online classes every district in Michigan is facing similar challenges.<br /><br />The deadline for registering for online classes this semester is January 22nd with classes starting one week later.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:26:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40275 at Ann Arbor School Board Keeps Same Officers <p>The Ann Arbor School Board is maintaining the same leadership positions as last year.&nbsp;</p><p>The board held its organizational meeting Wednesday night and President Deb Mexicotte was unanimously re-elected.&nbsp; Christine Stead will remain vice-president, Andy Thomas continues as secretary, and Glenn Nelson is still the treasurer.&nbsp;</p><p>Mexicotte says with the new superintendent in place and program changes to be considered the board wanted to maintain some stability in an area that's working well.<br /><br />The board also made no changes to standing committee assignments.&nbsp; However the future of an ad-hoc committee investigating options around a possible recreation millage is up in the air after they present their report in two weeks.</p><p><em> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:20:45 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40274 at AAPS Sets 2013-14 Budget at 183.5 Million Dollars, Eliminates 30 Teaching Jobs <p>Ann Arbor Public Schools will use almost one-point-two million dollars in reserves to balance next year's budget.&nbsp; as WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the School Board early this morning approved the district budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:16:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30780 at AAPS Sets 2013-14 Budget at 183.5 Million Dollars, Eliminates 30 Teaching Jobs