The kidí Arbor Board of Education and the Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA) have issued a joint statement announcing that the spring vacation, presently scheduled for the week of April 5, will not be change'l this year to avoid a conflict with the annual city election. That election is slated for Monday, April 5. The statement said that it was in the greater interest of the community and the professional staff not to disrupt at this late date plans made by individuals and families for the period of the tpring vacation." On July 30, 1970, the school board approved a resolution that the administration would negotiate with the AAEA for the 1970-71 school year to establish a spring vacation week that would not be in conflict with the annual spring election date. The city election date of April 5 became official only during the Christmas recess. The main reason for the boarcTsJuly 30 resolution is that voter turnoút i tradmóñaüyi lower for city elections when many families are out of town during spring vacation. Herman D. Healy, chief nego-j tiator for the AAEA, said his group is willing to negotiate the item next year so that the two dates will not conflict. Preliminary discussions on the matter will be held within six weeks, bef ore the opening of formal talks for a 1971-72 teachers' contra ctonAprni5. ; , '" '. ■
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