Tue November 27, 2012
After Reconfiguration Vote, EL Super Confident Of Tech Bond Approval
East Lansing's top school official says he thinks voters will approve new funding for technological improvements throughout the district.
The vote will come one year after voters rejected a $53 million bond. Superintendent Dave Chapin points to the results of a recent community survey.
"The highest priority from those that would like to see us move forward was technology," he says. "So we took that information and developed a technology bond proposal that will be on the ballot in February, but it's a $5 million project--considerably different from a $53 million project."
Chapin's comments come the day after a hotly debated decision to reconfigure district schools. Among other changes, the 5-2 vote will eliminate one elementary school and expand a middle school to include 6th graders.