The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) called the passage of the Lansing School Districts $120 million bond proposal “a significant step forward.” The LRCC Board of Directorssupported the Lansing School District’s proposal, known as the Lansing Pathway Promise.
“This bond program will significantly enhance the learning environment through upgrades to school facilities, and just as importantly aligning curriculum in a manner that will better prepare students to succeed in the global economy,” said LRCC president and chief executive officer Tim Daman. “The Lansing Board of Education is to be commended to conducting an inclusive process in developing a well thought out program that will benefit our region’s ability to build a 21st century workforce second to none.”
The bond includes upgrades to nearly all school facilities, and aligns schools with themed programs that connect students with their passion and pathway for learning.
A recent survey of Chamber members that own businesses in the City of Lansing showed overwhelming support for the Lansing Pathway Promise. Eighty-four percent of those surveyed said they consider the proposal important to the future of the Lansing School District. Ninety-three percent of those surveyed said they support the proposal on the May 3rd ballot.
“We look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship between the business community and the Lansing Schools,” said Daman. “Working together is the best way to ensure that students are getting the education they must have to meet the needs of our regional employers in the 21st century knowledge economy.”