Scott Menzel http://wemu.org en Ypsilanti Community Schools Board Approves Budget, Names New Superintendent http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-schools-board-approves-budget-names-new-superintendent <p>The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education last night approved a 2014-15 budget that anticipates the district losing 275 students.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Former Superintendent Scott Menzel says the budget also accounts for changes to the amount of foundation grant money the district will receive from the state.&nbsp; He says the budget is relatively conservative, "knowing that there are still some things we won't know until the fall."</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:48:05 +0000 Bob Eccles 48172 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools Board Approves Budget, Names New Superintendent Lisiscki Tabbed As Interim Ypsilanti Community Schools Superintendent http://wemu.org/post/lisiscki-tabbed-interim-ypsilanti-community-schools-superintendent <p>The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education has named Associate Superintendent Laura Lisiscki as the successor to Scott Menzel as Superintendent, at least on an interim basis.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The board Monday night unanimously voted to have Lisiscki take over as Superintendent after Menzel steps down at the end of June.&nbsp;</p><p>Lisiscki will lead the district into its second year, and the Board of Education would take up the question of whether to make her tenure permanent or search for a replacement after elections in November.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 06:58:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 45460 at http://wemu.org Lisiscki Tabbed As Interim Ypsilanti Community Schools Superintendent Menzel To Step Down As Ypsilanti Community Schools Superintendent At End Of June http://wemu.org/post/menzel-step-down-ypsilanti-community-schools-superintendent-end-june <p>Ypsilanti Community Schools will be in the market for a new Superintendent at the end of June.</p><p></p><p></p><p>That's when Scott Menzel steps down from that position - a transition that was part of the plan when the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts merged.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:14:08 +0000 Bob Eccles 44914 at http://wemu.org Menzel To Step Down As Ypsilanti Community Schools Superintendent At End Of June Ypsilanti Community Schools Look to Pilot Year-Round Calendar for Two Buildings http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-schools-look-pilot-year-round-calendar-two-buildings <div>Ypsilanti Community Schools officials continue to develop plans for year round schools. &nbsp;The District plans on piloting a balanced calendar in one or two buildings starting in the fall. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:16:25 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Laura Heffner 42066 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools Look to Pilot Year-Round Calendar for Two Buildings Ypsilanti Community Schools To Lease Out Building, Two Others Unused http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-schools-lease-out-building-two-others-unused <p>When classes start in Ypsilanti Community Schools next week, there will be some buildings that won't be in use.&nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles has a look at what'll happen with those buildings:</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:46:58 +0000 Bob Eccles 34255 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools To Lease Out Building, Two Others Unused YCS Looks Forward To Better Transportation For Students http://wemu.org/post/ycs-looks-forward-better-transportation-students <p>The newly-formed Ypsilanti Community Schools begin classes next Tuesday. The district results from the merger of the former Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts. Last year, each district faced bussing and transportation issues, in large part due to student crossover in the separate districts. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the transportation system for students is expected to run more smoothly this academic year.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:46:06 +0000 Bob Eccles 34201 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools To Launch Without Union Contracts In Place http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-schools-launch-without-union-contracts-place <p>On September 3rd, classes will be held for the first time in the newly formed Ypsilanti Community Schools.&nbsp;</p><p>As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, when teachers and staff had to work next Tuesday, they will do so without benefit of&nbsp; union negotiated contracts.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:03:02 +0000 Bob Eccles 34148 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools To Launch Without Union Contracts In Place Ypsilanti Community Schools Set Pay Ranges for Non-instructional Staff http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-schools-set-pay-ranges-non-instructional-staff <p>The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education has approved pay ranges for non-instructional staff. Some employees could earn bonuses up to ten percent of their pay, based on their performance.&nbsp; The board last night approved a pay structure for employees such as paraprofessionals, instructional assistants, occupational and speech therapists, psychologists and social workers.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has a full report.</p><p></p><p><br> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:47:32 +0000 Bob Eccles 32732 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools Set Pay Ranges for Non-instructional Staff A Look Back At The Process Of Forming The New Ypsilanti Community Schools http://wemu.org/post/look-back-process-forming-new-ypsilanti-community-schools <p>It's been three years in the making: The unification of the Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Districts becomes official today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has been covering the merger since the conversation first began, and takes a look back at the process that brought us to today.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:16:00 +0000 Bob Eccles 31557 at http://wemu.org A Look Back At The Process Of Forming The New Ypsilanti Community Schools The New Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Holds First Organizational Meeting http://wemu.org/post/new-ypsilanti-community-schools-board-education-holds-first-organizational-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An organizational meeting this morning wraps up eight months of intense work and preparation for the creation of the Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Districts. Bob Eccles has a preview of today's first-ever session for the new Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:27:36 +0000 Bob Eccles 31554 at http://wemu.org The New Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Holds First Organizational Meeting Progress in Ypsilanti- Willow Run Consolidation http://wemu.org/post/progress-ypsilanti-willow-run-consolidation <p>The unified, Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board continues the march towards the July 1st, official launch of the district merger. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the board on Thursday night took care of some contract business.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:31:09 +0000 Bob Eccles 30848 at http://wemu.org