myra ford http://michiganradio.org en Lansing school board talks about reconfiguring schools tonight http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-school-board-talks-about-reconfiguring-schools-tonight <p>The Lansing School Board will be talking about closing schools tonight. Supporters of two city high schools are trying to keep them off the list.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Lansing School District is looking at a budget deficit that could be as high as $20 million.</p><p>Tonight,&nbsp;district officials will outline their plan to pare that number down, and closing some school buildings and reconfiguring other schools is part of that plan.&nbsp;</p><p>Bill Morris is a member of <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Our-Sexton/326972074000780">&lsquo;Save Our Sexton&rsquo;</a>, which is trying to keep Lansing&rsquo;s Sexton High School off the closure list. He says they&rsquo;ve been working with the Eastern High alumni group fighting its closure to get district officials to delay any decisions for a year.</p><p>&quot;They do share many of the same goals, in terms of the future of the district,&quot; says Morris, &quot;The only thing we really differ on is the building to close.&nbsp; If a building has to be closed in this matter for the obvious reasons. School Board president Myra Ford says she&rsquo;s been briefed on part of the plan. She expects no action will take place for a month because&nbsp;the plan&nbsp;may be&nbsp;more broad&nbsp;and effect more&nbsp;schools than&nbsp;most people expect. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 6015 at http://michiganradio.org Lansing school board talks about reconfiguring schools tonight