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Tech Bond

School board authorizes sale of bonds

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

With 73 percent support, voters last week approved Ann Arbor Public Schools $33 million dollar bond proposal. The Board of Education has now authorized the sale of the first series of bonds.

With video: Tech Bond Update

September 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

Last year, Ann Arbor residents approved a Technology Bond Millage to fund much-needed updates in our schools. See how that money is being spent.

Tech Bond approved by voters

May 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Voters resoundingly approved the 2012 Tech Bond Tuesday night. Election results showed 70.35 percent voting for the bond and 29.65 percent voting against.

Video: Learn about the Tech Bond

May 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Skyline Communications, Media and Public Policy magnet students Mara Sullivan, Marissa Relitz and Max Killough created an overview of the 2012 Tech Bond. Their video includes interviews with Ann Arbor Public Schools Communications Director Liz Margolis and Deputy Superintendent Robert Allen.

In a letter to the members of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce voiced its support of the 2012 Tech Bond. This letter of support follows the Tech Advisory Group’s endorsement of the Tech Bond.

Burns Park Elementary looks like an idyllic old fashioned school from the early 20th century. The brick building boasts huge paned windows, crown moldings and alcoves. Surrounding oak trees only add to the charm. But this pretty little picture turns nightmarish for a technology expert who wants to update the school to 21st century technology.

In an eighth grade Spanish class at Tappan Middle School earlier this month, Jennifer Shaw’s students learned how to become weather forecasters. Well, that’s what sounded like. Using the website ed.voicethread.com, Shaw’s students practiced their Spanish speaking skills while using a slew of technology resources.

Why is Skyline included in the Tech Bond?

April 16, 2012 // 9 Comments

Skyline High School still looks as shiny and new as the day it opened four years ago. Outside, modern steel beams crisscross over airy windows that stretch up its four floors. Inside, tall ceilings and natural light show off a pristine interior unblemished by time. So why would Skyline be allocated any dollars from the Technology Bond if it passes?

The 2012 Tech Bond by the numbers

April 13, 2012 // 6 Comments

If the Tech Bond is approved, the money wouldn’t be spent all at once. Instead, this detailed illustration shows how the money would be used during a 10-year period.

Superintendent Dr. Patricia Green shares the district’s educational goals and how they relate to the 2012 Technology Bond at the Feb. 29 kickoff at Huron High School. Have questions about the upcoming Tech Bond vote on May 8? District administrators will present information about the …

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