East Lansing Public Schools 2016 Board Election

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 12:41 pm

This page provides you information about the November 8, 2016, election for East Lansing Public Schools Board of Education.

Three seats are open: Board members Kath Edsall, Hillary Henderson, and Erin Graham are finishing their terms.

The election is nonpartisan: Candidates are not identified as being affiliated with political parties for this election.

ELi is providing profiles: Click on the name below to read the profile produced via interview with ELi’s Karessa Wheeler:

ELi  asked readers to submit questions for the candidate

  • Question 1: "What would you suggest the Board do to work to improve the performance and long term outcomes of students in the two elementary schools (Donley and Pinecrest) where M-STEP tests scores continue to be below par?"Click here for candidate answers.
  • Question 2: "Do you support parents, staff and students riding bicycles to all of our schools – elementary, middle, and high school? If not, why not, and if so, what accommodations would you want to have provided?" Click here for candidate answers.
  • Question 3: "Name two things you think the Superintendant is handling well and two things you believe she could be doing better." Click here for candidate answers. 

  • Question 4: "Do you want to see Red Cedar reopened as a District elementary school?" Click here for candidate answers.

  • Question 5: "What three issues at the high school would you say constitute relative high priority for the School Board to manage?" Click here for candidate answers. 

Candidate forums: There have been three public forums for the public to meet the candidates. You can also read our coverage of the first forum here, and the second forum here.

Campaign organization and finance information is available via the Ingham County Clerk’s webpage. (Use the “public login” option.)

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

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