Ypsilanti Citizen Education Sidetrack

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 election today

Willow Run board candidates in today's election. Clockwise starting from top-left corner: Andy Blakita, Anglesia Brown, Joi Jenson, John Brooks. Photo by Dan DuChene

Willow Run board candidates in today's election. Clockwise starting from top-left corner: Andy Blakita, Anglesia Brown, Joi Jenson, John Brooks.
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Four candidates vie for two empy seats

By Dan DuChene
May. 5, 2009    ·    8:15 a.m.


Voters in the Willow Run Community School district will be casting ballots to decide two contested seats on the board today.

Four candidates are running for the two seats, which are currently held by President Claudette Braxton and Trustee Andy Blakita. While Blakita is defending his seat, Braxton chose not to run this year.

Willow Run parents Anglesia Brown and Joi Jenson are joining Blakita in the contest for the two seats. Write-in candidate John Brooks, also a Willow Run parent, has thrown his hat into the ring.

For more information on the candidates, follow the links located at the end of this story.

The polls in Washtenaw County opened at 7 a.m. and end at 8 p.m.

For more information, such as polling locations, and to view sample ballots, visit the Washtenaw County election page, or the State of Michigan election page.

Candidates
Andy Blakita
John Brooks
Anglesia Brown
Joi Jenson



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