• From: Judy Gafa <gafaj@gpschools.com>
    Date: May 8, 2016 at 10:17:03 AM EDT
    To: School Board <SchoolBoard@gpschools.org>
    Cc: "Fenton, Christian" <Christian.Fenton@gpschools.org>, "Dean, Jon" <Michael.Dean@gpschools.org>, "Fannon, Rebecca" <Rebecca.Fannon@gpschools.org>, Lois Valente <valentl@gpschools.com>, "summerb@gpschools.com" <summerb@gpschools.com>, "Niehaus, Gary" <Gary.Niehaus@gpschools.org>, "roesked@gpschools.com" <roesked@gpschools.com>, "weertzm@gpschools.com" <weertzm@gpschools.com>, "pangboc@gpschools.com" <pangboc@gpschools.com>
    Subject: Re: FW: Should We allow Non-Residents to Enjoy Our Tuition Based Programs At a Loss to GPPSS?

    Mr Ismail,
    As this is your third or fourth email regarding the infant program, and you refuse to acknowledge the entire program is coat neutral, I am more than willing to place a resolution on the agenda to remove the infant program as a district offering.
    Please let me know if this is your wish and I will make sure it is on the May 23rd agenda
    Judy Gafa

    On Sunday, May 8, 2016, School Board <SchoolBoard@gpschools.org> wrote:

    From: Ismail, Ahmed (GPPSS)
    Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 10:07:51 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    To: Fenton, Christian
    Cc: School Board; Niehaus, Gary
    Subject: Should We allow Non-Residents to Enjoy Our Tuition Based Programs At a Loss to GPPSS?


    Thank you for forwarding the list of tuition based programs in which we have allowed non-residents to enroll.  Sorry for the delay in my response.

    A few questions for you on this list:

    1.  Which of the programs you have listed below generate (or generated) a loss of $3,000 per child/participant for the system per year as does our Infant Care Program?  The basis of this Infant Care Program loss per child calculation is Mr. Howell's 11/23/15 spreadsheets which are attached.

    2.  Which of the programs you have listed did we have waiting lists for participation and allowed non-residents to take spaces that residents wanted?

    3.  Which of these programs were/are allowed to operate at a loss when the market allows/allowed you to make them break even or profitable to the GPPSS?

    Thanks in advance for your answers.

    Best wishes,


    Ahmed Ismail, Trustee
    Grosse Pointe Public School System
    Phone: 313-343-9060 (The Portrait Place - 10am-5pm)
    Email: ismaila@gpschools.com<mailto:ismaila@gpschools.com>

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    From: Fenton, Christian
    Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 2:24:25 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    To: School Board; Niehaus, Gary
    Cc: Dean, Jon; Fannon, Rebecca; Howell, Keith; Bur, Maureen; Smith, Isha
    Subject: comments about non resident children in tuition based programs

    I am just responding to the comment below regarding out of district students in the tuition based pre school.
    We allow and have allowed (for 37 plus years) non residents to participate in tuition based programs.
    This includes and has included:

    Community Education programs (we no longer offer these)
    Various Summer camps
    Community Swimming
    Summer School
    Summer Camp O Fun
    Safety Town (summer)
    Pre School (tuition based)
    There maybe a couple more that I have forgotten.