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Willow Run terminates student services administrator
By Adrienne Ziegler
May. 26, 2010   ·   12:26 a.m.

Willow Run School Board President Sheri Washington said she didn't know if the district was going to press charges against former Student Services Administrator Laconda Hicks after the board fired Hicks during a special meeting Tuesday night.

The Willow Run Board of Education unanimously voted to terminate its contract with former Student Services Administrator Laconda Hicks Tuesday night during a special...read more

Ypsilanti discusses county school bus consolidation
By Dan DuChene
May. 25, 2010   ·   11:42 a.m.

Jim Regan, of Transportation Strategies LLC, and Washtenaw Intermediate School District Assistant Superintendent Brian Marcel deliver a proposal to consolidate transportation across the county to the Ypsilanti School Board.

Ypsilanti Public Schools' Board of Education will be holding a special meeting next month to consider the decision to adopt a county-wide bus consolidation plan.

The...read more

Willow Run teachers consent to pay cuts
By Adrienne Ziegler
May. 21, 2010   ·   5:36 p.m.

Willow Run Superintendent Laura Lisiscki thanks the teachers union Thursday night at the district's board meeting for their cooperation and collaboration in coming to an agreement with their contract, which includes several years of pay cuts for teachers.

The Willow Run Education Association has agreed to a five-year contract with the district that includes several years of pay cuts. The board approved the contract...read more

Willow Run to institute freshman academy
By Adrienne Ziegler
May. 14, 2010   ·   10:52 a.m.

Autumn Fabricant, left, site coordinator for the Bright Futures program at Willow Run, helps eighth grade student, Ayleo Bowles, and his father, Jumaane Bowles, sign up for summer programming at the Freshman Flyer Academy informational dinner Thursday.

In fall 2010, Willow Run will introduce the Freshman Flyer Academy, a new program aimed at helping students transition from eighth grade to high school.

The objective...read more

Willow Run trustee resigns, recants, re-applies
By Adrienne Ziegler
May. 13, 2010   ·   11:40 p.m.

Willow Run School Board Member Joi Jenson hopes to be appointed back to her seat on the board after she resigned from her position last week amid frustration.

Willow Run School Board Member Joi Jenson resigned from the district's board of education on May 6, following a heated board meeting.

On Friday, Jenson attempted...read more

Ypsilanti Schools choose new assistant superintendent
By Dan DuChene
May. 11, 2010   ·   4:17 p.m.

Oak Park Preparatory Academy Principal Jennifer Martin's appointment as Ypsilanti Public Schools' new assistant superintendent of educational quality was unanimously approved by the district's school board Monday night.

Jennifer Martin hopes to begin her role as Ypsilanti Public Schools' new assistant superintendent of educational quality before the district begins its next fiscal...read more

Ypsilanti Schools accept transportation consolidation

Connie Shelton, an East Middle School Teacher, speaks against the WISD transportation consolidation plan at Monday's special meeting of the Ypsilanti Board of Education. The board approved the motion to join the consolidation by a vote of 5 to 2. Photo by Adrienne Ziegler

Connie Shelton, an East Middle School Teacher, speaks against the WISD transportation consolidation plan at Monday's special meeting of the Ypsilanti Board of Education. The board approved the motion to join the consolidation by a vote of 5 to 2.
By Adrienne Ziegler
Jun. 8, 2010    ·    3:07 p.m.

"Shame on you" echoed through the audience Monday night after the Ypsilanti Public Schools Board of Education approved a plan to join a countywide consolidated transportation plan headed by Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

"We have an obligation on the board to get to a balanced budget, and by my last reckoning that meant finding somewhere in our budget – finding $6 million," said Board President David Bates before the vote. "If we don’t make this a part of the plan, I don’t see how...read more


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Willow Run appoints new board member

The Willow Run School Board looks on as Kristine Thomas, a district parent and previous board member, is sworn in as trustee on Thursday night. Thomas will take the position of Joi Jenson who resigned in early May. Photo by Adrienne Ziegler

The Willow Run School Board looks on as Kristine Thomas, a district parent and previous board member, is sworn in as trustee on Thursday night. Thomas will take the position of Joi Jenson who resigned in early May.
By Adrienne Ziegler
Jun. 5, 2010    ·    8:16 a.m.

The Willow Run School Board appointed a new, yet familiar trustee to the board of education during their regular meeting Thursday night.

Kristine Thomas, a Willow Run district parent and previous board member, will take the spot of former trustee Joi Jenson, who resigned on May 6. Jenson originally re-applied for the position, but withdrew her application and the board did not consider her as a candidate. Thomas will hold the position until the election in November.

Thomas served on the board...read more


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Willow Run approves county-wide transportation plan

By Adrienne Ziegler
May. 27, 2010    ·    2:09 p.m.

The Willow Run School District signed on to a countywide consolidated transportation plan at their regular board meeting last week.

The plan aims to save transportation costs for all participating Washtenaw County school districts by standardizing buses and parts, streamlining routes, centralizing administration and routing technology, and controlling personnel costs. The program will be under the umbrella of Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

Officials at Willow Run expect to save $250,000...read more


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Lincoln offers summer courses to area high-schoolers

By Mark Tower
May. 26, 2010    ·    7:49 p.m.

Students from Lincoln and other nearby districts are being invited to participate in Lincoln High School's Summer Academy this year, registration for which opened Tuesday.

The program, available for next year's high school students in grades 9-12, offers a variety of general education, credit recovery and advanced placement preparatory classes for students that need to catch up, or just to make room in their schedules for the upcoming school year.

The Summer Academy, in its second year, is funded...read more


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