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Local News
4:10 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Mascot, colors forum for unified district Saturday

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. 

Local News
11:01 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Year-Round School Recommendation Accepted

Unified school board members Dan Raglin (l) and Tony VanDerworp
Credit Bob Eccles

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

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:08 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Public Forum Saturday for New School District

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.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:59 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Now Hiring: Teachers for New School District

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Teachers in the Ypsilanti-Willow Run school districts who would like to work in the new unified district have between now and March 15th to apply.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:28 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Crowd Boos Superintendent Plan

Former Ypsilanti school board member Floyd Brumfield urges the joint Ypsi-Willow Run board to hire Ypsi Superintendent Dedrick Martin to lead unified district.
Credit 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.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
1:34 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Group Hopes to Expand Camp Scholarship Program

An organization that helps send low-income kids to summer camp hopes to reach out to more children through the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Local News
1:17 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Unified Board Discusses Superintendent Options

A large crowd gathered for Monday night's unified Ypsi-Willow Run school board meeting at the Ypsilanti district administration building.
Credit Bob Eccles

The board representing the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district last night discussed the superintendent selection process.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Local News
10:25 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Board Interviews Internal Superintendent Candidates

Willow Run Superintendent Laura Lisiscki
Credit Bob Eccles

The school board for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district last night interviewed three internal candidates to be the district's superintendent.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:29 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Layoffs Required to Start New District

  The school board representing the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts has adopted resolutions to lay off both districts' entire workforce effective June 30th.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Education
1:48 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Unified Board Meeting Decision

There are a couple of big decisions to be made at tonight's meeting of the school board representing the Ypsilanti, Willow Run and unified school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:07 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Name Choices Narrowed to Two for Unified District

We're getting closer to having a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
8:38 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Working Groups Formed for Unified School District

Early Childhood working group meets at Willow Run Intermediate Learning Center.
Credit Bob Eccles

There was a good turnout Thursday night for a meeting to set up working groups that'll help move the process of unifying the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts forward.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:28 am
Thu January 24, 2013

New District Forming Advisory Committees

Attend a meeting tonight at Willow Run High School to form Advisory Groups and an overview of the unification process.

  If you have some time to spare helping create the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district, you'll want to attend a meeting tonight at Willow Run High School.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:22 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Name Choices Down to Three for New District

  A committee has identified the top three choices for a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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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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Local News
10:22 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Unified District Name Suggestions Subject Of Public Forum

U-of-M researcher Katherine Lawrence moderates a public forum on unified district name suggestions.
Credit Bob Eccles

A handful of names for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district surfaced as favorites at a public forum last night.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

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News
5:17 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Area Residents Suggest Names For Unified School District

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.

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Education
8:42 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Technology Audit for Ypsi-Willow Run Schools

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has approved a technology audit.  Hear more on the audit's findings from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Education
8:51 am
Thu January 3, 2013

New Name Needed for New District

Now's your chance to suggest a name for the new unified Ypsilanti and Willow Run School district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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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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Education
8:48 am
Thu December 20, 2012

State Poised to Help New Ypsilanti-Willow Run School District

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.

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Education
12:58 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Perry CDC and Other Schools May Stay Open Next Year

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 consolidated district open next school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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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
11:46 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Board Meets

Ypsilanti and Willow Run school board meets Monday night at Willow Run High School.
Credit Bob Eccles

The school board managing both the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts met last night to take care of some business for the Ypsilanti school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Education
8:54 am
Tue November 27, 2012

New School Board holds First Meeting

Consolidated Ypsilanti/Willow Run school board holds its first meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The new school board appointed to oversee the consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district held its first meeting Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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