Sam Sinicropi has three grandchildren currently in the Lansing School District and he is committed to making the Lansing schools successful. Sam believes that we need to continue to focus our attention on student achievement, along with finishing all the construction improvements to our buildings that were supported by the voter-approved bond. He wants to keep the great momentum moving forward in the Lansing School District.
Sam has had a long history serving in the Lansing School District. He graduated from Everett High School in 1968, earned an associate’s degree from Lansing Community College and later earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Michigan State University. Sam began his career with the Lansing School District as a custodian. After receiving support and encouragement from teachers and principals, he studied elementary education and became a teacher in 1974. He moved into administration and held numerous administrative positions after teaching for several years.
Sam left the Lansing School District to become the Superintendent of Saline Area Schools where he served for four years until his first retirement. He returned to work for six years as an educational consultant for secondary education at the Michigan Department of Education until his second retirement and then later returned to the Lansing School District to serve as Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Chief Financial Officer before retiring again in July of 2019. Sam is happy to come out of retirement one final time to help the Lansing School District staff and students continue to Dream Big!
Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX?
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX
Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)
Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)
Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)
Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)
Reporting Prohibited Behavior
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:
- If you are a district employee and would like to report prohibited behavior, please fill out the form on the Lansing School District Prohibited Behavior Internal Reporting Portal. (You must be logged into your Office 365 account.)
Michael E. Jones
Title IX Coordinator
You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to:
Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator