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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

Ypsi Schools' new buses on way

The Ypsilanti Public Schools' Board of Education met last night at Ypsilanti High School for a regular board meeting. Photo by Dan DuChene

The Ypsilanti Public Schools' Board of Education met last night at Ypsilanti High School for a regular board meeting.
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By Dan DuChene
Nov. 11, 2008    ·    12:36 a.m.


Ypsilanti Public Schools will be getting three new buses, a purchase that will cost the district $206,601.

The decision was reached unanimously by the district's board of education last night. The purchase of the 71-passenger buses will come out of the district's 2007 bond issue for major infrastructure and technology improvement.

The request for the purchase stated more than half of the YPS bus fleet is ten years old and have been driven more then 100,000 miles. This is the first bus purchase for the district since 2002.

Board President David Bates called the bus purchase "overdue."

Robert Harris, of the bargaining unit Ypsilanti Support Staff Association, thanked the board for the purchase.

"They are much needed," he said. "We appreciate that."

Board Trustee Sarah Devaney asked if if the district was only purchasing three buses because of financial restriction.

Superintendent James Hawkins said more buses will be purchased, but he didn't want all of the buses to need replacing at the same time in the future.

"We're sort of staggering them," Hawkins said. "We will purchase ten over the next three year period."

Kelli Glen, the district's acting financial officer, said the purchase does not include the cost of radios and other items required to operate a bus in the district.

Robert Harris, of the bargaining unit Ypsilanti Support Staff Association, thanked the board for the purchase.

"They are much needed," he said. "We appreciate that."

Board Trustee Edward Jackson was absent from the meeting due to a death in the family.



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