Lansing School District officials discuss bond proposal in 2016

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Since April, a bond proposal committee for the Lansing School District has been meeting to brainstorm ways to give the Lansing School District a facelift.

Wednesday night, district officials held a forum to hear about and discuss a bond proposal in 2016.

“This bond proposal that we’re looking at take a look at our curriculum goals and says how do we change the buildings to fit our curriculum.. Not let’s just build a new building,” Lansing School Board President, Peter Spadafore said.

And with schools like Eastern, Otto, and the Physical plant currently not being used, rather than spending millions of dollars to modernize them, this bond committee is brainstorming ways to effectively propose a plan to revamp the Lansing School District.

“Renovations at a number of most of the schools, energy efficiency improvements, technology upgrades, security upgrades, furniture,” Spadafore said.

And from the classroom environment, to test scores, the purpose of the forum was to spark conversations about how the bond proposal could better the school district.

Something parents like Alexis Melton think is important.

“The improvements they are looking at making are long over-due,” Melton said. “They’re just going to make things so much better for our community and even for people that don’t have children in schools. I think the impact it will have in the community and the morale in the community will be amazing.”

All of the information that was presented and discussed in tonight’s forum is preliminary and it was the first of many discussions the community and the bond committee will be having before making a final recommendation to the board in July.


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