Renovated Arts Academy Re-Opens In Lansing
A newly renovated performing arts school in Lansing is back open for business.
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor joined Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul and Board President Rachel Willis on Monday to cut the ribbon at the refurbished Dwight Rich School of The Arts.
The $17 million upgrade includes a new auditorium, several spaces for arts instruction and a new early elementary wing.
Caamal Canul says modernization is a key part of the district’s strategic plan.
“I think the kids need to know that this community believes in them, supports them and wants to give them the best resources available,” she says.
The project was funded through a $120 million bond Lansing voters approved in 2016.
Everett and Sexton High schools are slated for a next round of renovations.