After an extensive renovation, a Lansing elementary school is re-opening with new facilities and a new focus.
In 2016, Lansing voters approved a $120 million school bond. Part of that funding was used to upgrade and expand the former Fairview Elementary. On Tuesday, the building officially re-opened as Pattengill Biotech Magnet School.
Lansing superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul says its curriculum fits in with the district’s Pathway Promise initiative.
“This is a K-6 here at Pattengill,” says Caamal Canul. “We also have the (grades) 7-12 over at Eastern High School. So, you can start in kindergarten with biotech exploration, if you’d like, plus your regular curriculum...and then graduate in grade 12 with a biotech focus.”
The bond issue has also funded renovations at several other Lansing schools, including Eastern High School, Post Oak Academy and Averill New Tech Elementary.