ann arbor schools http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Schools Hire Company For Custodial Work http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-hire-company-custodial-work <div>The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has approved hiring company to run its custodial services starting in July. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ann Arbor News reports </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">114 custodians will no longer be employees of the district as of June 30. Crew chiefs also would be laid off.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:00:17 +0000 Associated Press 47208 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Hire Company For Custodial Work Ann Arbor Schools Committee Investigating Possibilities From Recreation Millage http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-committee-investigating-possibilities-recreation-millage <p>As Ann Arbor Public Schools officials look to again address a projected budget shortfall for next school year they are also gathering information on a possible new revenue source.&nbsp; An ad-hoc committee is collecting information on a possible recreation millage.&nbsp;</p><p>School Board member Glenn Nelson says determining what this type of millage can be used for will be a first step.&nbsp; He says checking with some area districts on how they use a recreation millage will be a valuable resource.&nbsp; Nelson says the committee should have a report ready for the full school board by the middle of January.&nbsp; He says they would then have the background details needed to consider a recreation millage compared to other options such as trying again on a county-wide enhancement millage.</p><p>The committee should have a report by the middle of January so a recreation millage request could be considered among other options when the budget discussions really get going in earnest.&nbsp; Nelson&nbsp; says a recreation millage wouldn't be able to directly fund core academic programs, but it could free up money that's currently funding other programs.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:41:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38166 at http://wemu.org Work Begins for Ann Arbor Schools New Superintendent http://wemu.org/post/work-begins-ann-arbor-schools-new-superintendent <p>Jeanice Swift is on the job. Swift is the newly hired Superintendent of Ann Arbor Public Schools. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the districts teachers and staff began the new academic year on Tuesday with an opening day ceremony.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:23:40 +0000 Andrew Cluley 34200 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor School Board Eliminates 7th Hour Fee For High School Students http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-board-eliminates-7th-hour-fee-high-school-students <p>A plan to charge Ann Arbor high school students a $100 fee to take an optional 7th hour class has been dropped. The Board of Education last night voted unanimously to drop the fee for the coming academic year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the board is sending the fee proposal back to its planning committee for further review.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:15:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley 33638 at http://wemu.org ACLU Sues Ann Arbor Schools Over 7th Hour Student Fee http://wemu.org/post/aclu-sues-ann-arbor-schools-over-7th-hour-student-fee <p>The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Ann Arbor Public Schools over a plan to charge students $100 per semester to take seventh-hour classes.&nbsp; The ACLU said it filed the suit Wednesday on behalf of two high school students, saying the fees violate the Michigan Constitution.&nbsp;&nbsp; ACLU Michigan Director Kary Moss says students "should not be forced to pay the price for budget shortfalls." She says the constitution makes it clear that "public education should be as free as the air we breathe."&nbsp; District spokeswoman Liz Margolis says school officials haven't yet recei Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:10:49 +0000 Associated Press 33319 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor School Board Chooses District Superintendent http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-board-chooses-district-superintendent <p>Perhaps the second time is the charm. After being rejected by its first choice for district Superintendent, the Ann Arbor Board of Education has offered the job to the other finalist. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, Jeanice Swift was offered the position yesterday and has agreed to enter contract negotiations.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:00:49 +0000 Andrew Cluley 32983 at http://wemu.org Efforts Continue to Save the Reading Intervention Program in Ann Arbor Schools http://wemu.org/post/efforts-continue-save-reading-intervention-program-ann-arbor-schools <p>The Ann Arbor School Board continues to contemplate how to make nearly nine-million dollars in further budget reductions for next school year. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, one program that continues to&nbsp; be a primary focus is the reading intervention program. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:18:19 +0000 Andrew Cluley 29994 at http://wemu.org Efforts Continue to Save the Reading Intervention Program in Ann Arbor Schools Ann Arbor School Officials Seek Public Input in its Superintendent Search http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-officials-seek-public-input-its-superintendent-search <p>The Superintendent search is underway in the Ann Arbor School District and applications are beginning to roll in. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, district officials are gathering public input before any interviews are conducted.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 12:54:01 +0000 Andrew Cluley 29868 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Prepare to Borrow Money to Cover Payroll Costs http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-prepare-borrow-money-cover-payroll-costs <p>There will be three occasions next fiscal year for which the Ann Arbor Public schools will have to borrow money to cover payroll costs. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the Board of Education last night passed as resolution authorizing establishment of a line of credit of up to 10-million dollars.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:28:12 +0000 Andrew Cluley 29145 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Resigns http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-superintendent-resigns <p>The Ann Arbor school district will once more be looking for a new superintendent.&nbsp; After less than two years on the job, Superintendent Pat Green has announced she will retire after the end of the school year.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:16:09 +0000 Andrew Cluley 27969 at http://wemu.org Budget Dialogue Sessions Start Later This Month http://wemu.org/post/budget-dialogue-sessions-start-later-month <p>As part of the timeline for developing a budget for the next school year, small groups of Ann Arbor school board members will meet with community members in dialogue sessions.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:31:24 +0000 Andrew Cluley 26815 at http://wemu.org Board Again Recommends Moving Roberto Clemente Program to Pioneer High http://wemu.org/post/board-again-recommends-moving-roberto-clemente-program-pioneer-high <p>Ann Arbor's public school administration is again recommending that the Roberto Clemete alternative program can be successfully relocated to Pioneer High School.&nbsp;&nbsp; The school board rejected the move last year, but it's being considered again as the district deals with a projected budget deficit.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p><a href="http://www.a2schools.org/clemente.home/home"><strong>Roberto Clemente Student Development Center</strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:39:26 +0000 Andrew Cluley 26749 at http://wemu.org Board Again Recommends Moving Roberto Clemente Program to Pioneer High Prosecutor Asked to Re-Evaluate Charges in Football Brawl Case http://wemu.org/post/prosecutor-asked-re-evaluate-charges-football-brawl-case <p>The Ann Arbor school board has approved a resolution asking Washtenaw County's Prosecutor to re-evaluate the degree of criminalization of adolescent behaviors he's making in connection with the fight following last fall's Pioneer - Huron football game.&nbsp; WEMU's Andrew Cluley has the story.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:26:54 +0000 Andrew Cluley 26746 at http://wemu.org Skyline Community Wants to Keep Trimester Schedule http://wemu.org/post/skyline-community-wants-keep-trimester-schedule <p>Ann Arbor's Skyline high school students, parents, and teachers say the school's trimester schedule is an important part of Skyline's culture.&nbsp;&nbsp; They spoke out against a possible switch to semesters at Wednesday night's school board meeting.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:34:03 +0000 Andrew Cluley 25562 at http://wemu.org Skyline Community Wants to Keep Trimester Schedule A2 Schools Updating Strategic Plan http://wemu.org/post/a2-schools-updating-strategic-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ann Arbor public school administrators shared an update of the district's strategic plan with the school board Wednesday night.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:25:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 24637 at http://wemu.org A2 Schools Updating Strategic Plan Board Examines Contracting Policy http://wemu.org/post/board-examines-contracting-policy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Ann Arbor school board is going to form a&nbsp; sub-committee to gather information and consider changes to the district's contracting policy.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:19:18 +0000 Andrew Cluley 24635 at http://wemu.org Board Examines Contracting Policy A2 Schools Celebrate MLK Day http://wemu.org/post/a2-schools-celebrate-mlk-day <p>Ann Arbor public schools wil be close Monday, so the district is celebrating Martin Luther King day with events today.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:05:07 +0000 Andrew Cluley 24413 at http://wemu.org A2 Schools Celebrate MLK Day School Board Considers Transportation Options http://wemu.org/post/school-board-considers-transportation-options <p>A working group of Ann Arbor public schools officials and community members has come up with four recommendations to serve as a basis for further talks on district transportation issues.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:51:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Andrew 23374 at http://wemu.org A2 Schools Plan Budget Campaign http://wemu.org/post/a2-schools-plan-budget-campaign <p>As the Ann Arbor school district addresses an expected 17 million dollar budget shortfall next year, the school board is planning a new budget campaign.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:27:45 +0000 Andrew Cluley 23085 at http://wemu.org School Board Opposes Proposed Education Reforms http://wemu.org/post/school-board-opposes-proposed-education-reforms <p>The Ann Arbor school board has sent a resolution to Lansing opposing proposed education reform legislation.&nbsp;&nbsp; Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:20:27 +0000 Andrew Cluley 22815 at http://wemu.org New Curriculum Review Process for Ann Arbor Schools http://wemu.org/post/new-curriculum-review-process-ann-arbor-schools <p>The Ann Arbor school district has created a systematic curriculum review process.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:48:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 22096 at http://wemu.org Budget Challenges for Ann Arbor Schools http://wemu.org/post/budget-challenges-ann-arbor-schools <p>Ann Arbor school district officials pan a two-prong approach to developing next year's budget as the district anticipates a 22-million dollar shortfall.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:20:17 +0000 Andrew Cluley 22043 at http://wemu.org A2 Schools Partner with Toyota http://wemu.org/post/a2-schools-partner-toyota <p>The Ann Arbor school district is teaming up with Toyota to help boost science, technology, engineering, and math in high schools.&nbsp; Hear more fromWEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:59:13 +0000 Andrew Cluley 21169 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor School Board Holds Work Session On Finances http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-board-holds-work-session-finances <p>The Ann Arbor school board last night held a work session to talk about financial goals for the coming year.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 02:25:51 +0000 Bob Eccles 20309 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor School Board Holds Work Session On Finances New Test Gets Passing Grade http://wemu.org/post/new-test-gets-passing-grade <p>Ann Arbor school district officials say they&#39;re already seeing benefits from a new testing program.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:29:55 +0000 Andrew Cluley 9096 at http://wemu.org