A students view
Editor's note: The following letter was written to Randal Bagby, superintendent of Lansing public schools. The author also sent a copy to The Current.
Dear Dr. Bagby:
Yes, there we go again one more time! It seems the city of Lansing has a difficult segment of voters who refuse to pass a bond issue. As a student at LMS, I have noticed many signs and posters that advertise a new elementary school. I feel that as a student it is my job to help support this issue.
There are many reasons why I support the proposed bond issue. First of all, I believe that all students should be able to learn in a safe facility. In this case, I feel that the Intermediate School is not as safe as it should be. Second, the idea of having outdoor science labs is an excellent idea because it will allow science teachers to expand student knowledge in science. The classrooms in the intermediate building are not as nice as they could be. They thermostats don't work as they should and the rooms are uncomfortable. The heating and cooling facilities are ancient.
With this idea that you have proposed, it's like you have started the morning coffee telling the people and families of Lansing USD 469 to wake up in the 21st century. I hope your bond issue passes and that students at Lansing soon attend modern and curriculum-conscious schools.