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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

Willow Run appoints temporary business director

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Hire to oversee deficit elimination plan submission next month

By Tom Perkins
Nov. 23, 2009    ·    2:32 a.m.

The Willow Run Community School Board has hired a contractual replacement for outgoing Business Services Director David Houle.

The district will pay Steve Smacka $450 per day for two weeks staring Nov. 20, and the temporary contract will be up for review at the next board meeting.

Board President Sheri Washington said hiring Smacka made sense because he previously served as business manager in the district and a looming Dec. 15 deadline for filing a deficit elimination plan with the state requires the position to be filled immediately.

“We need to make sure that is our number one priority right now,” Washington said.

“There needs to be someone in there to take care of the day-to-day tasks and Steve already knows Willow Run.”

Washington said the job will be posted this week and the board will have to make a motion to extend his contract or offer the contract position to someone else at the next meeting, which will likely last until a permanent replacement is found.

“We can’t go without a business manager right now,” Washington said.

Houle left the district for a position as Ypsilanti Public School District’s chief financial officer.

The board also recently filled an open seat left by Harold Wimberly, the former board vice-president, and appointed an acting superintendent while Superintendent Dr. Doris Hope-Jackson recovers from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Washington said there is no update on Dr. Jackson’s status, but commended acting Superintendent Laura Lisiscki’s performance.

“I can definitely see that we have some new life in our building and schools, and that was something that we needed to see right away,” she said.

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