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Community included in process

Full transparency, honesty, putting the children first are just a few characteristics residents Craig Frasa and Suzi Ford are looking for in their next school superintendent. Frasa and Ford, along with the rest of the community will have their chance to be part of the search for Clarkston Community Schools next superintendent....more >>

33 teachers off the pink slip list

Clarkston Community Schools employees on the prior layoff list were brought back. With over 60 employees retiring from district, the Board of Education voted to bring 50 back from the pink slip list from May....more >>
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Last hurrah!

Before they headed off for the summer, Oxford Elementary students enjoyed one last day of fun together. They ran, jumped, slid, kicked and raced during the school's annual Field Day....more >>

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Skilling takes pay cut, while administrators take freeze

Due to the current financial hardship that Oxford Community Schools is facing, Superintendent Dr. William Skilling has decided to forgo his raise for the 2010-11 school year and instead take a voluntary pay reduction....more >>
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OHS senior needs fund for trip to Washington D.C.

Oxford High School Senior Cody Shumaker has been selected to represent Michigan as a National Youth Delegate to the 2010 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) at George Mason University from July 11-16....more >>
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Born May 24th
1895: Samuel I. Newhouse, American publisher.
1903: Arthur Vineberg, Canadian heart surgeon.
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1610: Sir Thomas Gates institutes laws divine moral and marshal, a harsh civil code for Jamestown.
1624: After years of unprofitable operation, Virginia's charter is revoked and it becomes a royal colony.
1689: English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration, protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are specifically excluded from exemption.
1738: The Methodist Church is established.
1764: Boston lawyer James Otis denounces taxation without representation, calling for the colonies to unite in opposition to Britain's new tax measures.