Lansing School District considering $120 million bond proposal

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Lansing School District and Board of Education is considering placing a $120 million bond proposal on the May 2016 ballot.

A vote to put the proposal on the ballot is expected to happen at the board’s October 15 meeting.

“This investment will ultimately guide our students toward career and college readiness,” said Yvonne Caamal Canul, superintendent, Lansing School District.

The proposal includes a $3 per month increase on property tax for homeowners with a market value of $100,000. Also included in the proposal is rolling over a 1.5 mill school Sinking Fund millage, which is currently set to expire. It would also include a fraction 0.75 mill increase.

Eastern High School  would be moved to the current Pattengill building. The proposal details expansion of facility classrooms, the cafeteria and labs to accommodate needs of 7th – 12th grade students in international baccalaureate, Chinese immersion and biotechnology, visual and performing arts programs.

Spanish immersion, STEM/STEAM manufacturing and skilled trades would be the focus of Sexton High School.

Additional renovations include expanding Fairview into a Pre-K – 8th grade school and updating Rich to a visual and performing arts theme.

Renovations to the Don Johnson Field House have been removed from the final bond proposal.

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