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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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1883: Lon Chaney, film actor.
1883: William Manchester, U.S. historian and biographer.
1895: Alberta Hunter, blues singer.
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1928: China's Chiang Kai-shek begins attacks on communists.
1929: The yo-yo is introduced in the United States by Louie Marx.
1939: The Spanish Civil War effectively ends with the official recognition of Franco's government.
1942: The U.S. Navy begins a partial convoy system in the Atlantic.
1945: U.S. forces launch invasion of Okinawa.