Yasmina Bouraoui Resigns EL Board of Education Seat

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:57 pm
Karessa Wheeler

The East Lansing Board of Education announced Tuesday that it is seeking candidates to fill the seat of Yasmina Bouraoui who has resigned her seat effective October 27.

Bouraoui’s term was set to expire Dec. 31, 2018. She was elected to the Board in November, 2014. At the Monday night Board of Education meeting, Bouraoui said she is resigning for “personal reasons.” She was not available this morning to elaborate.

“I will very briefly thank you for your tremendous service for the students and the staff and administrators of this District, and your fellow board members,” said Board President Nell Kuhnmuench.

When running for the Board, Bouraoui focused on raising expectations for students, teachers and administrators, celebrating the diversity of the District, closing the achievement gap and strengthening partnerships with Michigan State University and the City of East Lansing.

Bouraoui has lived in East Lansing for 23 years and has had five children graduate from East Lansing High School. She is Deputy Director for Michigan Development Disabilities Council and has a PhD in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She is also a founding member and current board member of the Global Institute of Lansing, a high school completion program serving refugee youth.

Those interested in applying for the position need to send a letter of interest to Board Secretary Hillary Henderson by email at gail.gillengerten@elps.us by 4 p.m. Oct. 24. Kuhnmuench expects to hold a special Board meeting in November to select the new member.