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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

Three open seats on Lincoln school board

Kenneth Goetz, above, and Jeanette Upston announced they would not be seeking re-election at Monday's board meeting. Jennifer LaBombarbe, who replaced Jane Innes last September, will be running in the election. Photo by Christine Laughren

Kenneth Goetz, above, and Jeanette Upston announced they would not be seeking re-election at Monday's board meeting. Jennifer LaBombarbe, who replaced Jane Innes last September, will be running in the election.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Goetz, Upston not seeking re-election

By Christine Laughren
Jul. 30, 2009    ·    11:30 a.m.


The Lincoln Board of Education will be looking at three open seats come the November election.

Kenneth Goetz and Jeanette S. Upston announced they would not be running for re-election at Monday evening’s board meeting. Jennifer LaBombarbe, who replaced Jane Innes last September, will be running in the election.

Two four-year terms and one three-year term will need to be filled.

“I have much higher confidence in the school district than I did when I first ran and that’s thanks in no small part to the performance of the board and the performance of the superintendent,” Goetz said of his reason for leaving. “And I think the leadership of the district is in a position now that it wasn’t in four years ago.”

Goetz was elected to the Board of Education in May 2005 and is currently the Board’s Treasurer. Jan Upston has been on the board since 1993 and is currently serving her fourth term.

The deadline for nomination of board candidates for the November 3 election is August 11. Two four-year terms and one three-year term are available to candidates.

Another question facing voters in the district come November, is a county-wide enhancement millage for schools. Lincoln unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Washtenaw County Intermediate School District’s plan for a regional enhancement millage. The WISD is seeking a 2-mill increase ($2.00 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation) for a period of five years.

School Board President Kimberly A. Samuelson said the millage would be an uphill battle,

“It is really going to need everyone’s support if it’s going to pass,” she said.



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