A message from Matt Wandrie: ‘A great district is comprised of great people’ February 3, 2012 by lapeercs Matt Wandrie talks about the recent decision of the Board of Education to close Seaton Elementary at the end of the school year and the upcoming K-12 restructuring plan. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... lapeercs 7 thoughts on “A message from Matt Wandrie: ‘A great district is comprised of great people’” I am sad to hear seaton is closing, but i do understand what this district is facing with enrollment decline. I still find it very sad that a newer school building with air conditioning and plenty of open property will sit empty. I hope that the school district can find an innovative way to someday use this building. I grew up in oregon township and went to seaton as an elementary student. This school and the neighborhood surrounding it has produced some of the best athletes and successful adults. I wish the staff at seaton a great future in the lapeer school district, beacuse you do make a difference! Reply What is the building plan if student numbers rise in the next few years? What is going to be done with the closed building/buildings. I am concerned that once a building is closed it will never be reopened. History has shown this happening in districts across the state. What is the reasoning for keeping city schools open and closing rural schools vs changing the boundaries for these particular schools. I am not a big believer in large elementary schools. Reply Jean — Much of this will be discussed during Superintendent Wandrie’s restructuring presentation at the next board meeting. One major issue in the case of Seaton is the size of the building. It is by far the lowest capacity building in the District. Reply When will final restructuring plans be made available to the community? Reply District restructuring will be an item of discussion on the Feb. 16 Board of Education meeting agenda. Reply Thank you. Am I correct in understanding that the community may attend this meeting? Of course. It’s just like a regular meeting except members don’t typically take action on agenda items. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.