The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education last night approved replacing the alarm systems in several district buildings. Superintendent Scott Menzel maintains that most of the new systems are being installed in former Willow Run school district buildings.
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Menzel adds that the $158,000 cost of the alarm system replacements was included in the budget for the consolidation grant the district got from the state, but the original deadline for spending the grant money was September 30th. He's confident the state will grant Ypsilanti Community Schools an extension that would give the district until the end of June next year to spend the grant money.
Separately, the school board also approved the hiring of former Milan Area Schools Facilities Director, Timothy Gibelyou to serve in the same capacity for Ypsilanti Community Schools at a pro-rated annual salary of $90,000 for the year. Gibelyou comes to the YCS district with 10 years of experience as the facilities manager for the Milan schools.