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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

Snow shuts down schools tonight

The sidewalk in front of Pub 13 downtown is cleared as snowfall continues in the winter storm today. Throughout today and tonight, 5 to 9 inches is expected to accumulate before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Photo by Dan DuChene

The sidewalk in front of Pub 13 downtown is cleared as snowfall continues in the winter storm today. Throughout today and tonight, 5 to 9 inches is expected to accumulate before 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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Winter storm warning in effect until Wednesday

By Dan DuChene
Feb. 9, 2010    ·    12:32 p.m.


- Updated 2:55 p.m. -

All the school districts in the Ypsilanti area have canceled after school activities this evening due to inclement weather.

Ypsilanti Public Schools, Lincoln Consolidated Schools and Willow Run Community Schools have all announced the cancellations this afternoon.

“This does not include Champions after school child care, which will maintain normal operational hours,” a release from YPS said. “Our buildings will remain open for any adult booster club or community group meetings already scheduled, that wish to proceed.”

A winter storm warning is currently in effect for the Ypsilanti area until 10 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service is expecting 5 to 9 inches of snow to fall throughout the day and overnight.

The storm as also closed Washtenaw Community College this evening. The college announced it is canceling classes beginning at 5 p.m. Classes will remain closed until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

An announcement from Eastern Michigan University said they are monitoring the situation, but classes remain open.

For more information about the weather advisory, visit the Citizen's weather page.

- Editor's Note -
This story was updated to include information released by area colleges and universities.



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