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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

Kaiser Elementary welcomes board of education

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By Andrew Cipolla
Oct. 16, 2009    ·    8:21 a.m.

The Willow Run Board of Education was entertained at Kaiser elementary school, Thursday, by student performances and a short video during an excellence in education showcase. After the festivities, the board moved on to conduct their meeting.

Principal Laura Lisisck, presented the results of Kaiser Elementary's energy conservation project. Simply by turning off lights, recycling plastic bottles and fixing leaky windows the school was able to save $7,500. According to Lisisck, educating students was the key to their success.

Following her presentation, a small group of kindergarten students sang a song to the board. Continuing the musical presentation, four sixth grade band members played various songs. Band teacher, Alan McWethy expressed pride in his students.

McWethy said, three of the students had started at Kettering, prior to its closure, and had not been at the level of other six graders when they began. He said he was very impressed with how fast the students had reached their musical level.

“They have done wonderful work,” McWethy said.

The first order of business was a request from All Star Driver Education, for a formal contract to be written. All Star had been providing Willow Run with its driver education program since 2005 and felt it was time to move beyond their former hand shake agreement.

“We are here to hopefully see if we could put something else in motion to make us feel a little more comfortable,” said Brent Wall president of All Star. Following their presentation the board accepted a formal contract between the district and All Star.

Next on the agenda, the board accepted the resignation of a speech pathologist teacher from Henry Ford Elementary School. This marks the second resignation of a speech teacher causing the district to be in need of such services. The district currently lacks three speech pathologists.

“We continue to check, to insure that services are met for our students,” said Joe Ann Allen principal at Ford Elementary. Allen said they are close to hiring a replacement at Ford.

At the meetings close, board members thanked the students for their performances and parents for supporting their children. They then moved into closed session to deal with student disciplinary issues.

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