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While the stronger economy has made it more challenging for school systems across the country to find enough substitute teachers, there is also a challenge unique to Michigan. A 2010 change in state law eliminated one of the best pools of candidates for substitute teachers, recently retired teachers.

“We have a higher standard of care for our students that we willingly embrace and fiercely defend – that of maintaining the safest educational environment – an environment in which guns simply have no place,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.

Ann Arbor schools removed from Focus Schools list

September 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

“By almost every measure including the top to bottom list, Ann Arbor was achieving especially for our underrepresented minority students, especially for those who are socio-economically challenged that was being recognized by state and national organizations and state and national governments,” School Board President Deb Mexicotte explains.

“We don’t look at it like it’s a choice whether we’ll be ready or not, I mean we have to. I mean all these kids have to be picked up safely, delivered to and from school, and ready to learn on time,” says Durham School Services Regional Vice President Brad Tate.

  Dr. Scott Westerman stands in front of the building that will be renamed in his honor.  Photos by Jo Mathis. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Scott Westerman says he’s gone through several stages since learning the Ann Arbor Preschool …

By Andrew Cluley Communications Specialist Security upgrades were one of the highlights in the 2015 Ann Arbor Public Schools Bond issue. Voters overwhelmingly passed the $33 million bond proposal in May, and the School Board this week considers the first such security improvements. The need …

“Highest accomplishment was that of guiding the Ann Arbor Public Schools through one of its most turbulent times in its history. During that time he served with dedication, skill, vision and patience, as he, his staff, and the board deliberated on the future direction of the Ann Arbor Public Schools District,” says former School Board Member Henry Johnson.

School Board approves 2015-16 budget

June 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

“We’re expecting more students, we’re expecting to hire more teachers. We think if we’re able to continue to grow in that way we’ll actually be in a better financial position and that’s the environment where we’ll be allowed to do something more for our staff,” says School Board Vice- President Christine Stead.

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