Schools look to put bond, sinking fund on Nov. ballot

School district officials will consider asking voters to approve a 10-year, 0.5-mill sinking fund, along with a $20 million to $25 million bond issue, to pay for repairs to infrastructure. The bond and sinking fund millage proposals would appear on the Nov. 7 general election ballot. The school board is expected to make a decision […]

Board agrees to pay Dunckley $52K for intl. program role

Oxford High School Principal Todd Dunckley will receive a compensation payment of $52,000 for his unofficial role as International Program Administrator from June 2010 to June 2015, following a 6-1 vote by the Oxford Board of Education. During the discussion, Treasurer Mike Schweig asked Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Nancy Latowski whether an official contract […]

Netflix series spawns powerful anti-suicide message at OHS

On May 1 at Oxford High School, students gathered in their classrooms, settling in for the weekday grind. But instead of morning announcements, they heard a powerful message from their classmate about overcoming hardship and depression. “13 Reasons Why,” is a video-on-demand series that debuted March 31 on Netflix and chronicles the aftermath of fictional […]

Board governance a source of conflict for school officials

The issue of board governance appeared to be a source of conflict for Oxford school officials at a May 4 regular meeting. The item had been added to the agenda by Trustee Tom Donnelly, following a statement made by Vice President Joyce Brasington at a March 28 meeting. During that meeting, Brasington voiced her disagreement […]

Board extends Throne’s contract through 2021

For two years, Oxford Community Schools has been under the leadership of Superintendent Tim Throne and the Board of Education wants his tenure to continue. On May 9, the school board voted unanimously to extend Throne’s contract an additional 3.5 years through December 31, 2021. Throne’s original contract was set to conclude on June 30, […]

Cops: Teen claims school-shooting Instagram posts meant to be a joke

A 14-year-old Oxford High School student was suspended for allegedly sharing posts on social media regarding school shootings. Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of the situation on May 5 at 9:01 a.m. after OHS officials became aware of two posts on Instagram, both referencing school shooters, which had allegedly been shared by this student. […]

Clear Lake Green Team honored by county

Three cheers for 10 years! Clear Lake Elementary’s Green Team recently earned an award for its tireless dedication to protecting the environment for the last ten years straight. The elementary school club was granted the Oakland County Green Schools “Ten Year” award for its consistent involvement in the Michigan Green Schools Program on April 24. […]

Lafnear makes hall of fame

Oxford’s bowling coach Claude (J.R.) Lafnear is one of the newest inductees into the Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association’s (MHSIBCA) Hall of Fame, following an April 30 banquet. He was one of six coaches, proprietors and athletic directors inducted at the Century Banquet Center in Sterling Heights that day. Lafnear, an Oxford resident, […]

Addison author blends faith, history, and romance into fifth novel

Addison Twp. resident Catherine Brakefield is publishing her fifth novel—one which will provide readers with a thought-provoking blend of faith, history and romance. Her newest release, entitled “Swept into Destiny,” is the first of a four-part series and is set to be released May 16 through CrossRiver Media Group. The novel is a faith-based historical […]

Trail goats a success, manager proclaims

The goats have wrapped up their first two-week grazing session along the Polly Ann Trail with great success on May 3, according to trail Manager Linda Moran. The group of approximately 20 goats, provided by City Girls Farm in Pontiac, grazed invasive species of plants away in several spots within a half-mile stretch along the […]

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