The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district holds a public forum Saturday morning to give the public a chance to talk about suggestions that have been received for a district mascot and colors.
Board member Maria Sheler-Edwards is co-chair of the committee looking into mascots and colors. She says the process will be similar to the way the district's name was chosen, with a pair of public forums to narrow the options down. She says a final recommendation is expected at the board's March 28th meeting.
The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board last night accepted a recommendation that the consolidated district move toward a year-round educational model. The board's High Quality Teachers and Teaching Advisory Committee believes year-round school will help keep students from losing much of what they've learned over an extended summer break. The board will now establish a work team to look into the different types of balanced calendar models and figure out which is best for the district. The public's input on the idea will also be sought. Year-round school wouldn't begin until the 20
The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board holds a public forum Saturday at noon to update progress toward merging the districts, and to address questions and concerns from the public. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board voted Monday night to have the Washtenaw Intermediate School District provide superintendent services during the transition period. Not many in the audience were happy with that decision. Hear more from WEMU's 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.
Area residents have been submitting name suggestions for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district. WEMU's Bob Eccles talks with Washtenaw Intermediate School District communication specialist Emma Jackson about some of those suggestions, and the process for choosing the one that'll stick.
Parents with kids in Ypsilanti and Willow Run neighborhood elementary schools can breathe a little easier. The unified school board has adopted a resolution keeping those schools open next year. Hear more from WEMU's 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.
Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Mensel met with state Treasurer Andy Dillon earlier this week, seeking assistance in wiping out an operational deficit in the newly combined Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district. Hear more from WEMU's 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.