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CL 7 - D. L. Sponseller, a spokesman for Citizens Organized For Decency in Education (CODE), charged last night that the Ann Arbor School System has "dragged its feet" on the suit filed by six CODE parents Feb. 16, 1970 against the sex education program begun two years ago in the schools. Sponseller said the plaintiffs "have been unable to gain any relief whatsoever to this date, as the attorneys for the schools have successfully used one dalaying action after another to avoid a showdown in court." Sponseller also said CODE parents "resent the lack of open discussion of the new sex education program" this past school year, and feel a CODE survey of area clergymen presented on March 11, 1970 has been "unjustly criticized" as being biased and non-representative. The auditing firm of Icerraan, Johnson and Hoffman and the legal firm of Bonisteel, Bonisteel and Bailey were reappointed by the Board of Education last night to serve the Ann Arbor School District during the 1971 fiscal year. o o Fifteen resignations, two hirings and one leave of absence of professional staff members were approved. The Audio Equipment Co. of Dearborn Heights was awarded the contract to install 99 speakers in relocatable classroom buildings throughout the Ann Arbor School District for a maximum of $16,000. That bid was the lowest of three. Authorization was given to purchase 1L new portable classrooms and to retócate six.l Educator Sales, Inc., of Jackson, was awarded a contract to provide 11 portable units with toilets and nine units without toilets (the latter for secondary school use) for a total of $189,900. The same company will relocate six portables at the unit price of $1,300. o o The gift of a "Freedom Shrine" to Huron High School by the Ann Arbor Exchange Club was accepted with thanksj by the Board. The value of the gift is approximately $700. The display eonsists of many of the documents significant to the history of the United States being authentically reproduced. o o The board authorized the expenditure of money from the Building Fund to purchase classroom equipment for the ■portable classrooms.


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