School bond could get earlier payoff, officials say

The recently approved $76 million Clarkston Community Schools bond could be paid off sooner than 30 years, Deputy Superintendent Shawn Ryan said. “We didn’t want to cloud anything in terms of the election,” Ryan explained. “We knew very early on that Clarkston Schools took a very conservative approach to looking at financing these bonds over […]

Voters OK school bond

Clarkston school officials have $75.98 million for technology and building improvements after voters approved a bond proposal, Aug. 2. “The board and the administration are extremely excited with the passage of the bond and extremely appreciative of the community supporting this initiative,” said School Board President Steve Hyer. “Over a year ago now, dealing with […]

$5.4 million for junior high in bond

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. Wrapping up a series, we check out Clarkston Junior High. BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer If the $75 million bond […]

High marks for Clarkston schools in study

According to a 2016 Michigan Education Finance Study, Clarkston Community Schools was 1 of 58 schools in the state ranked “Notably Successful.” “Our district achieves at a high level and we are efficient with our expenditures,” said Clarkston Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock. To achieve the Notably Succesful label, Clarkston met the Above Average and High […]

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 […]