MLive: "With Whitmore Lake annexation, Ann Arbor schools would be 4th-largest district in state."

Read more from this article and others covering Ann Arbor's possible annexation of the Whitmore Lake School District here.

The Joint AAPS/WL School Board meeting notes are here.

The Whitmore Lake School Board Resolution is here.

One Ann Arbor Opinion:

"As schools across the state continue to struggle to make their revenues meet expenses, Ann Arbor Public Schools faces what could be a golden opportunity.  Whitmore Lake Schools has asked AAPS to consider annexing it. That would mean the district would take control of all of Whitmore Lake’s property and gather all of its students into its fold." - MLive, July 6, 2014  - Read more.

 Another Ann Arbor Opinion:

"Annexing a financially and academically failing district does not serve Ann Arbor." - Ann Arbor Independent, July 2014  Read more.

"Though the idea of having Whitmore Lake Public Schools annexed in to the Ann Arbor Public Schools district appears exciting to many in the Whitmore Lake community, there's an underlying concern from residents that they'll lose what they value the most about their school district." - Amy Biolchini, MLive, June 24, 2014

"On May 12, the Board of Education voted 6-1 to consolidate its K-5, 6-7 and 8-12 buildings into a K-6 and 7-12 operation."

“The board has been working on this for seven years to prevent this from happening,” said Trustee Ken Dignan.

- Amy Biolchini, MLive, May 13, 2014


Ann Arbor rejected the proposal to annex the Whitmore Lake School System by a 57% no vote.

In the Whitmore Lake school district, 2,732 voted yes; 1,058 voted no.

*NEW* Click here for MLive's map showing the vote in Ann Arbor's 74 precincts.

*NEW* Click here for eWashtenaw's breakdown of the voting by ward and precinct.

This has got to be rough on the kids.  Does anyone know how much additional funding the WLPS needs and what that amounts to in terms of a millage?  Considered on an individual taxpayer level, is this a one cup of Starbucks a day cost or one cup a week?

MLive's live coverage of County election results is here.  Much of the conversation is centered on the WLPS annexation issue.

MLive's election results page.

Washtenaw County election results in a google docs spreadsheet. (which they have fixed)

Michigan State election results.

The June 23, 2014 Whitmore Lake School Board Resolution is here.