With the new Red Cedar Elementary and other school renovations over the next few years, what will happen with school of choice? East Lansing Board of Education Trustee Nichole Martin said some theories state that the opening of Red Cedar will bring more students from other districts, but that is not her understanding. Martin said besides Red Cedar, each elementary school will be built to hold 290 students. This is a smaller capacity than they hold now. By time the renovation happens, some current students in elementary school will have moved to the middle schools.