consolidation

Local News
3:19 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Meeting Saturday on Building Use and Small Learing Communities

Unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board
Credit Bob Eccles

This weekend you have the chance to learn more about the Small Learning Communities educational model chosen for middle and high school students in the Ypsilanti Community Schools. 

A public meeting Saturday will also help to determine which school buildings are best suited for Small Learning Communities, and which might not be used next year.

Saturday's meeting runs from ten to noon at Ypsilanti New Tech at Ardis, 2100 Ellsworth Road. 

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Local News
9:38 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Residents Share Thoughts On Superintendent Qualties

Michigan Leadership Institute President and C.E.O. Dr. Michael Wilmot leads a discussion on qualities desired in a superintendent.
Credit Bob Eccles

Thursday night's public forum on the qualities folks want to see in a superintendent for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district was slightly better attended than Wednesday night's meeting on possible names for the district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Ypsilanti Schools
10:14 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

What's In A Name?

Unified school board Vice-President Don Garrett, Jr. listens to a presentation at Thursday night's meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has decided on a process to name the new district.  As WEMU’s Bob Eccles reports, if all goes according to plan, that name will be in place in just over one month’s time.

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News
12:50 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Unified School Board Considers Keeping Perry, Elementary Schools Open

Unified School Board President David Bates and Willow Run Superintendent Laura Lisiscki listen to a presentation at last night's board meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is recommending that the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run School Board keep Perry Child Development Center and the elementary schools in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts open next school year. 

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Education
9:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

What's Next for Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts have approved consolidation of the districts.  Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel discusses what's next with WEMU's David Fair.

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Elections
10:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Vote is Tomorrow

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts will decide whether or not to consolidate the districts tomorrow.   WEMU's Bob Eccles has this preview.

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News
10:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

About 30 People Attend Last Public Forum On Proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run Consolidation

The last public forum before Ypsi-Willow Run consolidation issue is decided at the polls
Bob Eccles

A crowd of about 30 people attended last night's public forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on  the last of these meetings before voters decide the issue November 6th.

News
2:09 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Superintendents Field Questions At Community Consolidation Forum

Superintendents of WISD, Willow Run and Ypsilanti make a presentation at a community forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run & Ypsi school districts.
Bob Eccles

The Superintendents of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts fielded questions at a community forum last night regarding the proposed Ypsi/Willow Run consolidation.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
11:53 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Ypsi School Board Prepares For Serious Budget Cuts

Ypsilanti public schools Superintendent Dedrick Martin
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board is making plans to consider serious budget cuts.  As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the plans hinge on what happens at the polls November 6th.

News
11:50 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Ypsi School Board Holds Animated Discussion on Consolidation Particulars

The Ypsilanti school board discusses consolidation.
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night had a rather animated if un-official discussion on whether to press the Washtenaw Intermediate School District for details on what a consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district might lo0k like.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

News
10:24 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Will Go To Voters

State schools superintendent Mike Flanagan addresses the joint Willow Run-Ypsilanti school board.
Bob Eccles

The Willow Run and Ypsilanti Boards of Education have agreed to put a consolidation question before district voters in the November general election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles provides a long-form report.

Task force recomments consolidation vote
1:57 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Consolidation question closer to ballot

The question of whether the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts should merge is one step closer to appearing on the fall ballot.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has details.

Education
12:01 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Consolidation Plan to be Unveiled Tonight

Draft design plan for merging the Willow Run and

Ypsilanti School districts will be presented at a

public meeting tonight.