There’s a lot to consider…
Many parents with children in East Lansing Public Schools (ELPS) have been in an uproar the past couple of days over the crazy transition plans the school board proposed.
As ELPS begins to implement their elementary school reconfiguration, it is clear that no one has done any credible analysis of: (i) how the elementary school catchment areas should be drawn; (ii) how the school of choice decisions should vary across schools and grades; (iii) how permeable boundary requests affect these decisions; and (iv) what … Read more →
On November 6th, East Lansing residents will be voting to elect four school board members. There are currently six candidates running for the open seats. Below you will find some helpful, informational links on the various candidates.
If any of our Public Response readers have additional questions that they would like to ask the candidates, please reply to this email… and if we receive enough, we will put forth your questions to the candidates and post their responses in another email.
Lansing State … Read more →
It’s been over six months since moving from East Lansing. My wife and I have both lost a lot of stress with the move, after it was completed.
When I talk to people I might mention that I just moved from East Lansing.
Most folks wonder what in the heck is going on.
Most agree that East Lansing is in bad shape.
I get the impression that folks are avoiding East Lansing, other than as a cut through to other locations.
Folks aren’t happy … Read more →
As a member of the District Bond Implementation committee, I have attend monthly meetings where we receive progress reports as well as discuss input from the individual school committees and school forums and make recommendations based on this input and our combined experiences in this community. The committee consists of principals, the architect (GMB), Clark Construction, EL planning, ELPL, community members, board members, cabinet members and the superintendent. The committee structure is posted on the website.
The major focus, of late, has been Red … Read more →
For posting please –thank you!
I would like to echo the sentiment of James Anderson’s post. Our family came to EL because of its reputation as a progressive community; we stay here because we believe in many ways it is progressive-ish and that there is a shared sense of place that is lacking in the surrounding communities.
Yet, for 10 years, our community dialogue on education, including the school board, has been focused on buildings rather than the substance of our schools. Although Mr. … Read more →
Reading Jim Anderson’s post on school reconstruction reminded me (in a non sequitur way) that I’ve been wanting to urge East Lansing schools to get involved in the farm to school movement.
I would also suggest looking at a city and MSU College of Education jointly sponsored charter school along the lines of Greenspire in Traverse City.
WHY YOUR SILENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND EXTRAVAGANT WASTE OF BOND FUNDS ON RED CEDAR BOND FUND SPENDING?
AN OPEN LETTER TO BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS POWERS (PRESIDENT), CHAMBERS (NEW) , GRAHAM, HENDERSON, HOEHNE, KUHNMUENCH, AND MARTIN
I challenge your public silence on the school bond expenditure plans, especially for the Red Cedar site plan, as I have challenged you in public comment at Board of Education and Bond Work Group meetings, so far in vain. The public, which voted for the bond issue last May … Read more →