LAPEER, Michigan — The Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education heard a recommendation on Thursday night that would, if implemented, close Maple Grove Elementary at the end of the 2011-12 school year.
At the Board’s Feb. 2nd meeting, members called upon Superintendent Matt Wandrie to make a recommendation for a second elementary school closure following this school year (the Board unanimously passed a resolution on Feb. 2nd to close Seaton Elementary School). The Board directed the Superintendent to make the recommendation as part of a comprehensive district restructuring program.
“The recommendation is just one component of the District’s long-term strategic plan proposal,” Wandrie said. “While it is a difficult one to make, it is a necessary part of a broader plan to put the District on an innovative and sustainable track moving forward.”
Wandrie said the Board of Education and administrative staff of Lapeer Community Schools have taken extraordinary steps to involve the entire community in the strategic planning process.
“While many organizations facing tough times focus on reductions, we’re committed to making those necessary cuts but focusing the bulk of our effort at innovation and improving our District for our students,” Wandrie said.
For more information on the LCS strategic planning process, visit LapeerSchools.org and click “Transitions for Tomorrow.”