The Ann Arbor Public Schools will host a budget-millage information session on Monday, March 21 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Pioneer High School Cafeteria Annex, 601 W. Stadium Blvd. Discussed will be the current state of Ann Arbor’s budget and the impact of an upcoming May 3 countywide special education millage.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation has awarded $22,000 in grants to the Ann Arbor Public Schools for current year programs and DFCU Financial donates $10,000 to the 2011 AAPSEF One Million Reasons campaign.
Staff members at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference will do workshops about the WAY Washtenaw cyber school, using technology to share a trip to Japan, online learning techniques, handling student portfolios through Google Tools and using the iPod Touch to enhance literacy learning.
School trustees made their decision on Saturday, conducting final interviews and deliberating in the afternoon. This followed a community forum on Friday evening, in which the community was able to hear the candidates and submit questions to hear their responses.
The forum/interviews are scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. at Pioneer High School. The Ann Arbor Board of Education will conduct final candidate interviews beginning at at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, in the main conference room at the Balas Administration Building, 2555 S. State St. The board will begin deliberating at noon Saturday to consider appointment of a new superintendent.
Advantage Sports will be the exclusive provider of AAPS sports logo apparel that is sold to the public, returning a percentage of sales to the district and its sports teams. The store opened on Jan. 3, 2011 on Stadium Boulevard.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools has launched a new look and feel to the site. Rolled out during last week’s winter break, the change includes updated navigation tools to better help the public find information.
Technology teacher Michael Harris said he was invited to the program by the students who won for the 13-and-Under Category, answering the question: “What is global climate change and what’s your solution?”
A community forum is being scheduled in early March for the public to meet candidates for the new superintendent. The board will also schedule final interviews and consider a choice for a new Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent.