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Ann Arbor School Board Waiting To Approve 2014-15 Budget

Jun 12, 2014

The Ann Arbor School Board has taken steps towards completing next year's budget, but chose not to vote on the plan Wednesday night.  The delay is designed to give more time to adjust spending based on the state's new K-12 funding model.  

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President Deb Mexicotte says negotiations with the teachers haven't yet led to a salary freeze so the district provided notice to the union what will happen if an agreement can't be reached.  If a deal isn't reached by June 23rd the teachers contract will be terminated at the end of the month.

The board also approved plans to save $2 million annually by outsourcing custodial services. Current custodians will be get interviews with GCA Services to continue their work.

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.