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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

Martin named top candidate

The Ypsilanti Board of Education has announced Dedrick Martin, executive director of equity and achievement for the Champaign, Ill. unit four school district, as the lead candidate for the district's superintendent. Photo by Jim Cavanaugh

The Ypsilanti Board of Education has announced Dedrick Martin, executive director of equity and achievement for the Champaign, Ill. unit four school district, as the lead candidate for the district's superintendent.
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YPS singles out superintendent contender

By Jim Cavanaugh
Aug. 6, 2009    ·    9:20 p.m.


The Ypsilanti Board of Education has announced that Dedrick Martin, executive director of equity and achievement for the Champaign, Ill. unit four school district, is the lead candidate for YPS superintendent.

The board is planning a site visit to Champaign, Ill., scheduled later this month.

Martin, a Muskegon native, served in a number of administrative roles in Missouri City, Texas before taking on his current position.

Dr. Sandra Harris, superintendent of Oak Park Public Schools and a contender for the superintendent position, contacted Dr. Michael Emlaw, the consultant hired by YPS to assist in the search, and asked that her name be removed from consideration Wednesday night.

Stay tuned to the Citizen as details develop in this story.



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