School board split on bond

The $75 million school bond is vitally important for the school district, said Clarkston School Board President Steve Hyer. “We absolutely need to address our safety and security needs, technology infrastructure, and building/site/mechanical improvements,” Hyer said. “We understand we are operating our community schools and it is our duty as a board of education to […]

$75 million school bond: New playground, lockers at SPE

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where and why it is needed. In the third of a series, we check out Springfield Plains Elementary. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Springfield Plains Elementary […]

Concerns from citizens

For Henry Woloson of Independence Township, the school district’s campaign to pass its $75 million bond proposal has been inadequate and misleading. “In the recent brochure issued by the school district, there were four references that there would be ‘NO TAX RATE INCREASE.’ Their caps not mine,” Woloson said. “The brochure does not contain the […]

$75 million school bond: Millions for middle school

Voters head to the polls on Aug. 2 to decide on a $75 million school bond proposal. The Clarkston News is touring the school district to see where. what and why it is needed. In the second of a series, we check out Shashabaw Middle School. If the $75 million bond passes, Sashabaw Middle School […]

Teachers, staff members recognized for service to kids

Clarkston Community Schools recognized 22 staff members during Employee Recognition on June 14. Employees include: Linda Schenten and Kelli Clifton, Paraeducators, Andersonville Elementary; Nichole Cruce, Behavioral Support Teacher, Andersonville Elementary; Lori Hall, Instructional Aide, Bailey Lake Elementary; Alex Wolak and Patty Walters, third grade teachers, Clarkston Elementary; Gail Bacon, second grade teacher, Clarkston Elementary; Jean […]

Boat building deadline approaching

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer Time is ticking down for students as they build their boats and find sponsors for the ninth Annual RUSH Regatta, July 9. Clarkston High School Team RUSH students sophomore Val Vargas, juniors Megan Haddad, Brandon Kirk and Gabe Weir are excited for this year’s regatta. “Every year it’s […]

Blankets for kids

Blankets for kids

During field day fun outside at Sashabaw Middle School, June 10, students also worked hard inside to make 126 blankets for Children’s Hospital, Genesys, Hurley, and other medical facilities, for their Academic Service Learning project. Photo by Phil Custodio

School budget vote June 27

Clarkston Community Schools is projecting around 8 percent, or $6.9 million, fund balance for the 2016-17 budget, according to Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers. “My goal was to give you a balanced budget, I got as close as I could. This is a first reading, so this might change a little bit […]

Students, teacher prepare for Japan trip

Sixteen students from Faye Valtadoros’ Japanese class at Clarkston High School will be boarding a plane on Saturday headed for Japan where they will be staying the next two weeks. “We have a sister school in Chiba, Japan,” Valtadoros said. “I’ve been here 10 years and we’ve had the program even before that, so I […]