East Lansing High School principal sets a vision for the new school year

The East Lansing Board of Education held a meeting Oct. 23 to review goals put in place. 

Ashley Schwarzbek, the new head principal for the 2023-2024 school year, follows former East Lansing High School principal Shannon Mayfield. Schwarzbek is not new to the school though, she began as associate principal in January of 2020. Following public comment, she spoke on goals for this year. “We kind of distilled down into these three buckets to say what are the main focuses that we want to have here at the high school this year in order to really make sure we have a fantastic year,” Schwarzbek said.

Controversy Erupts as City Council Considers Affordable Housing plan

In a move aimed at addressing the need for affordable housing, the East Lansing City Council will vote Oct. 17 on whether or not to move forward with a proposal to develop a five-story building on an existing Bailey Street parking lot. The property’s current owners, the Metzger and Fabian families, intend to transfer the lease to developers for this project. The controversial nature of this proposal came to the forefront during a City Council Meeting on Oct. 3, as local business owners expressed their concerns about the development’s impact on the community. 

“I’m concerned about the proposed development for 530 Albert Ave.