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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

YPS holding forums for superintendent search

Ypsilanti Public Schools has started a search to replace Dr. James Hawkins, who has been filling in as interim superintendent since 2005. Photo by Dan DuChene

Ypsilanti Public Schools has started a search to replace Dr. James Hawkins, who has been filling in as interim superintendent since 2005.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Pubic invited to give input on candidate profile

By James Cavanaugh
Mar. 5, 2009    ·    12:03 a.m.

Ypsilanti Public Schools is holding a public forum next week for its superintendent search.

The forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 11 in room 138 of Ypsilanti High School.

Dr. Michael Emlaw, a search consultant with the Michigan Association of School Boards, will be facilitating the event. All members of the Ypsilanti community are invited to attend.

“Essentially we’re asking people to help us draw up the ideal profile of the new superintendent,” Emlaw said. “The Board will use the input to guide them in selecting applicants to interview and they will also use it to evaluate the candidates after they have been interviewed.”

The Board of Education released a timeline for the hiring process in January and is accepting applications until March 20. It plans on having the position filled by July 1.

Applications have started coming in, according to Emlaw, but the Board will not actually see them until the March 20 deadline. The applications are being collected at the Michigan Association of School Boards.

The new superintendent will replace Dr. James Hawkins, who has been filling in as interim superintendent since 2005, following the departure of David Zuhlke.

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