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Lansing School Board searching for a new superintendent

Posted at 5:13 AM, Jul 30, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — It's a bittersweet departure for an administrator who spent 45 years in public education.

“We really appreciate that she stuck with us through some challenging times and we support her decision to resign early,” said Lansing School Board President Rachael Willis.

“Yvonne was not, is not afraid to make tough decisions.”

Willis told Fox 47 the future head of the Lansing School District will have big shoes to fill.

“Someone who understands large bond projects and can help us make sure that we maintain our projects,” Willis explained.

“$120 million in projects is a lot to oversee.”

During the transition, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mark Coscarella will take on the role of acting superintendent in September.

“There will be interviews and the board is still determining what that process will look like,” Willis said about the search.

“Whether we will go for a nation-wide search, we definitely will be involving a third-party to support us in that.”

Superintendent Camaal Canul has been with the district since 2012.

A new leader is expected to takeover in calendar year 20-21.

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