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During rast niht's Ann Arbor Board of Education meeting, a mother from the Arbor Park area told the trustees that the residents in that area had two goals: to maintain safety busing, and to pass the bonding and millage proposals on the June 14 ballot. : Safety busing is the practice of busing students to school to avoid hazards encountered when walking despite the fact that the youngsters don't qualify for busing under the criteria genI erally applied. f Another comment urging safety busing was made by I Marcia Federbush. She also criticized the proposed budget for next year because of its large discrepancy between and sports and that allotted for boys physical education and sports and that alloted for girls physical activities at the high school level. She gave figures of,, about $37,000 for the boys and about $8,000 for girl's sports, o o Nine resignations . and 11 leaves o f absences w e r e recommended by School Supt. W. Scott Westerman and approved by the board for the 1971-72 school year. o o The authorization of Robert Cooch to appraise a piece of property was approved last night by the board. o o The board appointed the Atwell-Hicks, Inc., a research firm, to conduct a topographic study of the Mack School site. This study is in preparation of determining the location of the new school building which is inciuded in the bonding proposal on the June 14 school election. o o Trastee Henry Johnson was I appointed as an elector for the Intermedíate School District election on June 7. The election of two members to the Intermedíate School District Board of Education will take place at 8 p.m. at the I Intermedíate District 1 mg. Trustee Charles Good is a candidate for re-election to the Intermedíate District board. o o Gifts from the ParentTeacher Organization of Clinton School totaling $100 to be used for the purchase of library books were accepted by the board last night. The t)oard also accepted $450 to be used for the purchase of library carpeting, 11 film strip viewers and projection screens from the John Allen PTO. The Haisley school PTO presented $100 to be used for the purchase of library books which was accepted by the board. I