Remember, you can still contact the Board of Education with your concerns and ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember also, that even if they don't cut something (say, for example, high school transportation, reading intervention, or seventh hour) they will need to make up the cuts somewhere else.
Before you take a look at all these links, let me reiterate my opinion that the issue that will affect the most students negatively, and likely lead to reduced student enrollment most directly, is cutting high school transportation. I hope the board decides that is not a wise decision and chooses to preserve high school transportation.
Ruth's posts (not including posts about state funding decisions):
Are We Operating in a Data-less World? (May 16, 2013)
But Is It Working? (April 28, 2013)
Budget Forums: Three Down, One to Go (April 18, 2013)
Ann Arbor Chronicle:
AAPS Trustees Get Draft Budget (April 24, 2013 Board Meeting) by Monet Tiedemann
AAPS Mulls Redistricting to Save Costs (December 19, 2013 Board Meeting) by Jennifer Coffman--keep your eyes on this for next year.
Principal's Union Contract Negotiations
Teacher Layoff Notices (Note: a lot more teachers get layoff notices than will actually be laid off due to specific credentialing and to seniority)
School Board Tweaks Proposals (Cuts to high school busing, 7th hour tuition proposal)
School Board to Pursue Forum Suggestions
Class Sizes, Transportation, Seventh Hour Priorities at Budget Forum
Morning Only High School Busing Proposal
Surviving the Budget Cuts ($5,000 school board food line)
$5,000 School Board Food Line Item (survives)
AAPS Budget Forum
Surviving the Budget Cuts
Paying for Layoffs: Unemployment Insurance
Revenue: School Billboards
Budget Report Brighter ("Only" 8.67 Million Dollar Deficit!)
Administrator's Budget Proposal
All notes taken by school board president Deb Mexicotte
BOE Budget Forum #1
BOE Budget Forum #2
BOE Budget Forum #3
BOE Budget Forum #4
Ann Arbor Schools background information:
2013-2014 Proposed Budget Reductions (April 24, 2013)
2013-2014 Potential Budget Reductions (February 27, 2013)
Find budget reporting (by quarter) here.
2012-2013 Budget Proposal (May 23, 2012)--useful as a comparison, perhaps
[By the way--take a look around the Board Docs. There is lots of good information there!]