Citizens sound-off

By Daniele Owens
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

Citizens of East Lansing pleaded to the school board Wednesday night to keep their neighborhood schools open. 

The room packed with parents, grandparents, expectant parents and residents that live in the area; they each took turns explaining to the school board why they should keep the neighborhood schools open. Many residents would like for the school board to choose Option C of the K-8 Reconfiguration possibilities. Option C involves renovations to the K-8 facilities. Some residents felt that by choosing Option C, not only are the kids going be in a technology and updated school environment, the city can keep its historical feel while defeating the stem of a disposable culture. “I live eight blocks away from Glencarin Elementary school,” said Bob Fish, resident of the city and father of one child.