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Ypsilanti Schools accept transportation consolidation
By Adrienne Ziegler
Jun. 8, 2010   ·   3:07 p.m.

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.

"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...read more

Willow Run appoints new board member
By Adrienne Ziegler
Jun. 5, 2010   ·   8:16 a.m.

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.

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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

Group plans trip to rally for education funding

Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Ypsi contingent inviting community to participate in Lansing event

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 9, 2010    ·    12:49 p.m.


Stakeholders in Ypsilanti Public Schools are inviting members of the community to join them in a rally for public school funding on Wednesday.

The rally, organized by the Save Our Schools Task Force (SOS!), will take place in Lansing at 1:45 p.m. though the group from Ypsilanti will be meeting locally before hand.

YPS Board of Education Trustee Kira Berman had fliers on hand at Monday night's board meeting, which highlighted expected cuts to per-pupil funding from the state and the possibility of school closures in the district as it attempts to cut more than $6 million to eliminate its deficit.

The group will be meeting at the Ypsilanti High School parking lot at 11 a.m. to create signs and make carpool arrangements before it heads off to Lansing together.

The rally will begin in Lansing Center and march to the State Capitol, where a call to action will be delivered by SOS! Chair Tom White. After the rally, organizers are hoping to have the opportunity to lobby state legislators.

For more information, e-mail Berman at kira.berman@gmail.com, Board Vice President Linda Horne at lhorne@ypsd.org or deeclimer@yahoo.com.

More information on the rally or SOS! can be found at the SOS! Task Force Web site.

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