Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ann Arbor Public Schools Host Legislative Roundtable - Funding Impacts on the Ann Arbor Schools

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education will host a legislative roundtable on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Pioneer High School, 601 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The legislative roundtable, hosted by the AAPS Board of Education as a study session, will present state funding issues affecting the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Confirmed legislators who will be attending the roundtable study session are; Representative Mark Ouimet (R-52- Scio Township), Representative Jeff Irwin (D-53- Ann Arbor), Representative David Rutledge (D-54-Ypsilanti), Representative Rick Olson (R-55- Saline), Senator Rebekah Warren (D-18-Washtenaw County) as well as members of the House Appropriations School Aid Subcommittee, Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) and Representative Jim Ananich (D-Flint).

Senate Majority Leader Senator Randy Richardville and Governor Rick Snyder have been invited.

The agenda includes:

  • AAPS Budget History – what AAPS has done in the past 5 years to address the ongoing structural deficit
  • Governor Snyder's Budget Implications – 2011/12 AAPS Proposed Budget including $15 million in reductions
  • Ideas for Reform – recommendations of areas to address and put forward change to adequately fund preK-12 public education
  • Public Commentary – there will be a limited time for public commentary by signing up in advance by calling 734.994.2232 or to leave a written testimony for the School Aid Subcommittee members.