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Posted on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 11:17 a.m.

Milan school board moves to six-year terms

By Danielle Arndt

The Milan Area Schools Board of Education approved switching to a six-year term from a four-year term for board members, according to a report by the Milan News Leader.

The newspaper reported the board voted 5-2 in favor of the move, with trustees Rita Vershum and Russ Billau opposing the measure.

According to the Leader, Milan Superintendent Bryan Girbach recommended the switch, citing new state election requirements that could cause large turnovers on the board under the district's current four-year cycle.

Chelsea School District also recently approved a six-year board term.

Ann Arbor weighed the possibility but for now has chosen to remain at a four-year term.

Read the complete report from the Milan News Leader here.

Staff reporter Danielle Arndt covers K-12 education for Follow her on Twitter @DanielleArndt or email her at



Thu, Feb 16, 2012 : 8:34 p.m.

Ypsilanti also recently chose to stay at a four-year term.