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Schools borrow $4.9 million to make loan payment

Collecting seven mills on $1.8 billion in property value, Clarkston Community Schools has $12.8 million for this year's long-term debt payment. It's not enough. The district owes $17....more >>

Schools to face worst-case simulation

Clarkston Community Schools is preparing for a chemical spill in the fall, a worst-case simulation also involving Lake Orion and Oxford school districts. Last year the three districts were awarded a $249,074 Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Grant to fund their expanded emergency management plans....more >>

A vision change lays over the horizon

The future doesn't just include a new superintendent for Clarkston Community Schools, but also a new vision. "For a year and a half we wanted to look at it," said School Board President Steve Hyer....more >>

Administrator juggling act?

What's behind 23 shifts in school administrators over 3 years

Since 2007, there have been at least 23 shifts in Lake Orion Community Schools administrator positions, including employees moving into new positions in the district or leaving the district, according to sources....more >>
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Born May 3rd
1849: Jacob Riis, American reformer (How the Other Half Lives).
1898: Golda Mier, Fourth Prime Minister of Israel (1969-1974).
1912: May Sarton, poet and writer.
1913: William Inge, American playwright (Picnic, Bus Stop).
1919: Betty Compden, lyricist.
May 3rd
in history
1952: The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
1968: After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retake Dai Do complex in Vietnam, only to find the North Vietnamese have evacuated the area.
1971: James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King's assassin, is caught in a jail break attempt.
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.
1982: A British submarine sinks Argentina's only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.