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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 December 22nd
1858: Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly.
1883: Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
1912: Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
December 22nd
in history
1135: Stephen of Blois is crowned the king of England.
1775: Esek Hopkins takes command of the Continental Navy, a total of seven ships. Building the new nation's navy.
1807: Congress passes the Embargo Act, which halts all trading completely. It is hoped that the act will keep the United States out the European Wars.
1829: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line.
1918: The last of the food restrictions, that had been enforced because of the shortages during World War I, are lifted.