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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 March 2nd
1904: Henry Dreyfuss, industrial designer of everything from telephones to the interior of the Boeing 707.
1904: Theodor Seuss Geisel [Dr. Seuss], author of numerous children's books including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
1923: Doc Watson, singer and guitarist.
1931: Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union. Responsible for restructuring the Soviet economy (perestroika) and openness and information (glasnost).
1942: John Irving, novelist (The World According to Garp).
March 2nd
in history
1956: France grants independence to Morocco.
1965: More than 150 U.S. and South Vietnamese planes bomb two bases in North Vietnam in the first of the Rolling Thunder raids.
1968: The siege of Khe Sanh ends in Vietnam, the U.S. Marines stationed there are still in control of the mountain top.
1973: Federal forces surround Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which is occupied by members of the militant American Indian Movement who are holding at least 10 hostages.
1974: A grand jury in Washington, D.C. concludes that President Nixon was indeed involved in the Watergate cover-up.