Several community members came out recently to learn about two proposals to build new elementary schools within the East Lansing School District.

The plans are being considered as the East Lansing Board of Education eyes a potential millage election in May 2017, said the board president.

Under the first proposal, five new small schools would be built to replace the district's current elementary buildings.  Doing so would cost an estimated $67.5 to $75 million, according to a report from the Community Bond Committee.

A second scenario calls for building two small schools and three medium sized schools, which resembles the current configuration.

Both proposals are outlined in the Elementary School Community Bond Committee report to the Board of Education submitted on Nov. 28.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.