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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 re-organizes board

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Jenson, Brown take seats, Washington voted president

By Dan DuChene
Jul. 10, 2009    ·    2:40 a.m.

The new Willow Run Community Schools’ board president said “it’s new era” for the district.

Sheri Washington, in her fourth year on the board and previously vice president, was elected president at the board’s organizational meeting Thursday night.

Thursday night was also the first night for newly elected trustees Joi Jenson and Anglesia Brown. The two were elected in May, defeating former trustee Andy Blakita. Claudette Braxton, the former board president, did not run for re-election.

The board was split on voting Washington into office. Jenson nominated her after Trustee Clifford Smith nominated Treasurer Dorothy Stewart. Stewart won votes from Trustee Harold Wimberly, Smith and herself.

After Washington took the gavel and began running the meeting, Stewart nominated Wimberly for the position of vice president. He was the only nominee, and he was elected with Jenson as the only board member voting against.

Secretary Mark Wilde and Stewart were both unanimously re-elected into their positions.

Jenson was elected as the board parliamentarian, who is in charge of keeping time for audience participation and for keeping Robert’s Rules of Order, the procedure used by many public boards and governing bodies.
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After the meeting, Washington said she would like to put a new emphasis on team-building with the new board. She said a cohesive body would help the district thrive.

“I’m hoping that this time around we can bring a new attitude,” Washington said.

The 1987 Willow Run graduate said her election as board president felt “surreal.

“I’m a Flyer,” Washington said. “It’s a higher calling to serve.”

The board discussed reviewing their current legal counsel and financial auditor.

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