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Board Reviews Timelines; Supports Proposal 5

Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor school district officials will be reviewing timelines for renovation work at the district's existing high schools through December.
On Wednesday night, the school board received an update on construction and renovation projects funded by the 2004 bond issues and sinking millage. School board trustee Susan Baskett says she's concerned about the timelines for work removing classrooms in the old high schools, when the board won't decide if 10th graders will join 9th graders until next month.
The board also was told that the projects at the elementary and middle schools will be starting late, but officials from the Barton-Mallow construction company say all work can still be completed by the fall of 2009.

In other action, the school board approved a resolution supporting proposal 5 on the November ballot, which would link state education funding to the rate of inflation.