School board making plans to sell Eastern High School

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Lansing School Board makes a big decision tonight involving the sale of Eastern High School.

“The recommendation of the administration is to enter into a purchase agreement with Sparrow Hospital.”

That’s Lansing School Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul giving Sparrow Hospital the green light to begin the process of purchasing Eastern High School.

Back in July the board decided to put eastern up for sale, now tonight the board voted to enter into a purchase agreement with Sparrow Hospital.

The proposal includes, creating a professional education center, that partners with the district to enhance education programs involving bio-technologies and stem students.

The vote received overwhelming support, but officials say there’s still a long road ahead.

“We’re then going to go have into a negotiation to see the details of any kind of sale and how long it would take to sort of phase out that property as an active school,” said Peter Spadafore, president, Lansing School District.

The president of the school board says while they’ve decided to move forward with the potential sale of Eastern to Sparrow, the process is expected to take five to six years to complete.

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