AAPS Changes Committee Structure

The Ann Arbor Public Schools board of education has voted to change its current committee-of-the-whole to its former committee structure of two different standing committees. The vote took place at the board’s April 10, 2013 meeting.

After some discussion, the trustees decided to return to two standing committees: one for planning and one for performance, with the addition of a governance and an executive committee.  Committee membership will be determined after trustee interest has been solicited. Appointments will be made as soon as possible.

The trustees also voted to impose a five hour time limit on regular board meetings. Committee meetings will “strive to be no longer than two hours.”

The change came after board president Deb Mexicotte introduced policy changes to address board meeting times, the process for adding items to the agenda, and the committee structure at the March 27, 2013 meeting. Concerns surrounding these issues have been raised by the trustees, the administration, and the community.

This brief was filed from the board room of the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor at Fifth and William. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]