Vote on the Community, Safety, and Health & Wellness Facilities Project - October 24, 2018
Dear Lansing School District Resident:
I am pleased to present to you the 2020 Community, Safety, and Health & Wellness Capital Project for voter approval. I feel strongly that this will be extremely beneficial to the District, our community, and our students. Through careful longterm planning, we continue to bring forward projects that benefit our students and community without additional funding from new tax dollars. Although the project does not require additional taxes, it does require voter approval.
As construction moves toward completion on the Capital Project the Lansing voters approved in 2016, we are excited to take the next step.
This new project specifically addresses district-wide infrastructure updates, safety and security improvements, and improvements to both our educational and athletic facilities. In additional to district-wide HVAC updates, we will be improving our entrances at both the elementary school and the high school to be more secure while at the same time to continue to be welcoming. Our elementary cafeteria will be expanded to create an improved dining experience as well as creating a large group space that adequately services our school building and community events.
We have developed a long-range plan for athletic facility improvements, and in this project we are proposing to improve and increase our tennis facilities. The tennis courts are no longer able to be resurfaced as the foundation has exceeded its life expectancy and requires full replacement. We will also be making necessary improvements to our track to maintain its integrity in the near term.
There will be additional work that addresses the continued maintenance of our facilities, including the non-educational buildings that support District operations. There is a detailed list of the various improvements to each of our schools available in this newsletter. The goal of the 2020 Capital Project is to address the basic infrastructure repairs necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community.
The financing of this project is another example of prudent fiscal decision-making through a combination of the strategic use of the District’s capital reserve funds to maximize our available state aid and the use of existing resources.
I encourage you to visit our website (www.lansingschool.org) to view additional capital project related documents. Please feel free to contact me at school 533-3020, ext. 4000.
Let this project be another example of our continuing mission to educate and provide our students and community with a safe place to learn and grow—while being fiscally responsible.
Superintendent of Schools