Students from Ann Arbor Technical High School, the Adult Education program and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District walked across the stage at Washtenaw Community College’s Towsley Auditorium the night of Monday, June 4.
The Widening Advancements for Youth Washtenaw county program is run through the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. In its pilot year in 2010-11, the program had 240 students from 10 Washtenaw districts enrolled; in the coming year, it will expand to a full program and add more students, bringing the total served to as many as 420.
(UPDATE MAY 3: Millage is approved by voters.)
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District seeks renewal of a special education millage on Tuesday, May 3. The renewal is for seven years and would run from 2011-17. The millage renewal would generate $14 million countywide, of which $5.8 million would come to the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
The WISD seeks a renewal of .9850 of a mill for seven years to support special education services. Of the $14 million that would be raised, $5.8 would come to Ann Arbor. A defeat would cause General Fund dollars to be used for these mandated services.
A series of briefs from in and around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: Reading month activities at Pittsfield, CHS teams participate in mock trial competition, Lakewood hosts major fundraiser event, robotics at Skyline, WISD moves forward on superintendent search and hosts event about IEP goals.
WAY Washtenaw, a year-round cyber-school pilot program, will target students who have dropped out or have disengaged from traditional school. A pilot is proposed to begin this fall at Stone High School.
Washtenaw County voters will consider a regional property tax for the county’s 10 public school districts Tuesday, Nov. 3. The ballot issue asks for two mills for five years. If approved by voters, it would be effective for budget years from 2009-13 and would raise an estimated $30 million, including $11.2 million for The Ann Arbor Public Schools.