To the editor:
On Nov. 6, residents of the Lansing School District have the opportunity to expand each school's capacity and provide some valuable educational and community resources. This bond will create a new building for the high school that will be built on land the district already owns. It will provide for renovations of the current high school to house the middle school. The middle school will be converted to an intermediate grade school.
Our new high school will allow for plenty of growth within its own walls. We won't outgrow it before we move in. Then, we will move three grades (6, 7, 8) into the high school that currently houses four grades (9-12), and we will move 2 grades (4 and 5) into the middle school that currently houses three grades (6,7,8). Each school will have room for more students with this plan.
Our city is still expanding. Our elementary and high schools are at capacity and the middle school is very close to capacity. The school bond provides brick and mortar classrooms for every student in the district. No one will have to sit in a portable, "temporary" classroom. The high school will have science classrooms that will allow students to perform the labs that will prepare them for college. Athletic fields, including a swimming pool, will keep our student athletes on the high school campus, rather than driving to other locations and competing with other groups for practice time.
The USD 469 School Bond is a good plan. Please note Yes!