Lansing schools plan would keep existing HS buildings

Jan 14, 2014

The task force recommends Lansing's Eastern High School focuses on medical sciences.
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 Stakeholders in the Lansing School District are weighing in on a new plan to adapt the district’s buildings and properties to the needs of the new century.  

A 14-member Facilities Task Force has been at work since October. Key recommendations in its final report include repurposing a host of district buildings, consideration of a bond proposal to update Pattengill Middle School into a high school, and the sale of more than 100 acres of vacant land.

The recommendations come after years of growing challenges for the district, which has been hit hard by dwindling enrollment, declining revenue and low test scores.

Kellie Dean, co-chair of the Task Force, discusses the recommendations in the final report.