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Re-opening of Red Cedar Elementary will be focus of a financial advisory committee study

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The East Lansing Board of Education, in response to concerns about the uncertainty of costs associated with reopening Red Cedar Elementary School, has created a financial advisory committee to be made up of citizens with expertise in educational finances.

The creation of the Financial Advisory Committee was moved by Board member Karen Hoehne and seconded by Kath Edsall. It passed five to two, with Board members Hillary Henderson and Kate Powers voting against it.

Michigan Senate May Say “yes” to Concealed guns in schools; EL School Board Says “no”

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Members of Michigan’s Senate may decide as early as this week whether or not to let concealed weapons into Michigan’s “gun-free zones,” such as schools and universities. In mid-October, educators, alongside members of the public and state law-makers, discussed the proposed legislation at the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in which Senators voted 4-1 in favor of the Senate Bill 442.

Sex Ed Advisory Committee to Hold Open Meeting

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Image: The pledge card handed out by SMART program guest educators in East Lansing High School in years’ past.

The Reproductive Health Advisory Committee (RHAC) of the East Lansing Board of Education will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3, at 7:00PM in the Pinecrest Elementary School Library to discuss District reproductive health curriculum. This meeting is open to the public.

Council Meets with School Board

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Above: Library Director Kristin Shelley presenting to City Council and the Board of Education last night.

The first half of this week’s City Council meeting was dedicated to a joint meeting with the East Lansing Public Schools Board of Education and was held at the Hannah Community Center. The meeting consisted largely of presentations and involved no apparent points of disagreement among or between the two governing bodies. Topics included the future of the Red Cedar School, enrollment levels, and the proposed City Charter amendment on public land sales.

East Lansing Parents and Students Plan Pep Rally to Support Teachers

Sunday, November 9, 2014
ELPS Educator support T-shirts ready for distribution

East Lansing teacher contract negotiations have extended into November, and some East Lansing parents are looking for ways to support teachers during a tumultuous time. Jodi Spicer, parent of children at Marble Elementary School and East Lansing High School, created the public Facebook group “We Support ELPS Educators” on October 31 as a way to share ideas. As of Sunday morning, 500 people have joined.

East Lansing School Board Election Winners - Why Are They Excited?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In a very close election, preliminary results (16 of 17, or 94% of the precincts reporting) show that Kate Powers, Yasmina Bouraoui, Karen Hoene, and Nell Kuhnmuench have won the four available seats.  If this result holds, it would mark a clean sweep by the four female candidates.

An article with complete covereage of these election results will be published shortly.  For now, here are the answers we received from the four apparent winners when we asked them "What about education in the East Lansing School District excites you the most?"

School Board Candidates Defend PAC Endorsement

Monday, November 3, 2014

Two school board candidates who have been endorsed by the PAC “Neighborhoods 1st” are objecting to criticisms of this relationship by a third candidate not endorsed by the PAC.

Links to All ELi Questions, and School Board Candidate Answers

Monday, November 3, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing.

PAC Involvement in ELPS Board Election Questioned

Friday, October 31, 2014

The involvement of Neighborhoods 1st, a local Political Action Committee (PAC), in the East Lansing school board elections is raising questions, including questions about the slate of four candidates endorsed by the PAC: Yasmina Bouraoui, Karen Hoene, Nell Kuhnmuench, and Jeff Wrey.

ELi Asks: What Are You Excited About in ELPS?

Monday, October 27, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

ELi Asks: About Diversity

Sunday, October 26, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

ELi Asks About Reconfiguration

Saturday, October 25, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

ELi Asks: What Are Your Fiscal Priorities?

Friday, October 24, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.  

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

ELi Asks: If elected, what would you pursue to change in our school district through the ELSB?

Thursday, October 23, 2014
East Lansing High School

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.

The answers to ELi’s previous questions can be found in these articles:

ELi Asks: What do you believe qualifies you to run for election to ELSB?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In an effort to provide the community of East Lansing a closer look at candidates running for School Board in the upcoming November 4 elections, ELi gave every candidate the opportunity to answer a list of questions regarding their goals and ideas for improving education in East Lansing. Candidates were provided a 200-word limit per question and ELi’s publisher selected the order in which their answers appear through a random drawing of names.

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