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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 September 15th
1894: Jean Renoir, French film director (Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game).
1901: Sir Howard Bailey, British engineer who gave his name to a prefabricated bridge used extensively during World War II.
1926: Bobby Short, singer and pianist.
1945: Jesse Norman, soprano.
1946: Oliver Stone, film director and screenwriter (Platoon, JFK).
September 15th
in history
1776: The British occupy Manhattan.
1788: An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands is ratified at the Hague.
1858: The Butterfield Overland Mail Company begins delivering mail from St. Louis to San Francisco. The company's motto is: Remember, boys, nothing on God's earth must stop the United States mail!Despite numerous hardships, the first flying postmen usually made their appointed rounds.
1862: Confederates capture Harpers Ferry, securing the rear of Robert E. Lee's forces in Maryland.A wounded rebel tells his parents about his war experience near Harpers Ferry.
1891: The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.