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Lansing Schools Chief "Optimistic" About Year Ahead

Thousands of Lansing students went back to class Tuesday morning. School district superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul told WKAR News, the district is in good shape going into the fall.

There are 11,000 students in the Lansing school district.

This is the first semester Lansing must deal with a change of how parents choose schools. 

Caamal Canul said the district is better off than in the past.

"We've got a healthy financial situation, healthier than it was a few years ago," said Caamul Canul. "

“Looks like our enrollment is holding pretty steady. We have entered district choice kids no matter where they live in Lansing, the city of Lansing, they can choose the school they want to go to.”

Two Lansing school board members are hoping to gain seats on the city council in November.

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