The first time I drove the road to Skinner Lake, the home of the District’s outdoor education campus, I was relieved that it was fall (and not spring) and that I was driving a Jeep. When I found out that we were sending buses up that road, I was flabbergasted.
How on earth?
The gravel road to our Skinner Lake Campus begins where Ferns Road ends, diving down toward the pond on the west side of the 80-acre property. The road skirts around the pond and, at times, is incredibly difficult to navigate — in the spring rains, it can easily be washed out. We’ve done small fixes over the years to keep the road passable, but it is time to fix it properly.
With that goal in mind, we have earmarked funds to improve access to the Skinner Lake Campus, which would encompass 2,000 linear feet of road. This property is a tremendous asset to our mission as a school district, and we want our students to enjoy it for many years to come.
For those of you who are not familiar with this campus, you can learn more about it here.
If you have any questions on this project or any other project related to the Zero-Tax-Increase School Improvement Bond, contact me at Jared.Field@LapeerSchools.org.