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Summary: first quarter FY 08/09 budget report. Bureaucratic maneuverings of the sexual health education advisory committee.
A request for Board approval to accept Great Start Readiness Program Early Childhood funding. (from the State to “provide preschool programs for four-year-old children who may be “at risk” of school failure” — is anyone able to explain this program in more detail?)
First Quarter FY 08/09 Financial Report, including resolutions to fund Skyline High’s athletic programs at $350,000.
I can’t claim to be able to decipher the budget, but revenues are 188,000,698 (in revised budget as of 9/30/08). Expenditures are 191,826,412. (numbered pages 11-13 of the agenda)
October 2008 Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee Report (SHEAC)
What the SHEAC is currently working on:
Review and comment processes for curriculum are outlined. All quite straightforward: is it current, accurate, and respectful? Summary of the legal obligations. Outlines of curriculum at various levels, describing topics, objectives, resources used.
Results of the district-wide sexuality education survey for parents are on pg. 42 of the agenda. 11% of 1358 respondents do not believe contraception should be taught in school.
For more reading:
The AAPS Board of Education meets every other Wednesday(-ish). Meetings usually begin at 7pm with a public commentary period, and are held in the 4th floor conference room of the Downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. The 2008-9 schedule is online. Meetings are broadcast live on CTN and rebroadcast several times.
Winter vacation begins Friday, December 19 at the end of the day!
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