• From: Ismail, Ahmed (GPPSS)
    Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 10:52:18 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    To: Niehaus, Gary; Judy Gafa
    Cc: School Board; Mackay, Pamela
    Subject: Answers to Mrs. Mackay's Questions--Where Do I Find Them?

    Dr. Niehaus and/or Mrs. Gafa,

    Mrs. Mackay asked a number of valid questions of us in her email of May 6 (copy below).

    Please advise which of you answered her questions and please forward me a copy of your response or a link to the response.

    Thank you,


    P.S.  If either of you responded to her and did copy me, I apologize for this email, as I must have deleted your response by accident.  If you could please resend it, I would appreciate it.  Thank you.

    Ahmed Ismail, Trustee

    Grosse Pointe Public School System

    Phone: 313-343-9060 (The Portrait Place - 10am-5pm)

    Email: ismaila@gpschools.com


    Notice to Recipient:  The views expressed in this transmittal and its attachments (if any) are those of its author individually and are not necessarily shared by the other members of the Grosse Pointe Public School System's Board of Trustees and/or its administration.  If you would like the official school board position on an issue or would like to communicate to all of the members of the school board at once, please send your email to schoolboard@gpschools.org.  Thank you. 


    Hello Mr. Ismail, GPPSS School Board members, and Dr. Niehaus;


    Thank you for the information you sent as attachments, and for including the school board and Dr. Niehaus’ e-mail addresses in your reply, Ahmed.  I was unsuccessful in my effort to locate board members or the superintendent’s e-mail address on the GPPSS website.  The only school board member e-mails I could readily locate were Ahmed Ismail’s, and Lois Valente’s.  (I apologize if I’ve misspelled Ms. Valente’s name here.)

    I wish to express my opinion that I am opposed to implementing a closed campus lunch at our schools.  Our children are currently attending school; they are not serving time incarcerated in prison. 

    As far as the security classification of “Extremely Vulnerable” by the third party evaluator, -how much did that information cost the school system?  Evaluating our lives in general, we would find we are extremely vulnerable in many places in our community: the grocery, library, theater, places of worship, etc.   Is the school board also considering discontinuing the North-South football game? 

    Please note that I attempted to post my opinion regarding this subject within Dr. Niehaus’ “blog” on the GPPSS website, however, my comment did not appear to “post”.  I noticed there are (0) comments posted throughout Dr. Niehaus’ blog.  Perhaps comments entered by readers are never posted?  Does anyone read the blog?  (Dr. Niehaus may wish to check how many “hits” his blog receives, and if there is a problem with reader comments being able to post.)

    I am interested in understanding the method that would be used to track students when leaving campus, another suggestion by Compliance One. 

    Please advise where I might locate that information?

    Thank you,

    Pam MacKay