Oak Park

Sept. 19 – Zoom Dialogue About the Black Panthers and Gray Panthers

September 16th 2020

Sherry A. Wells, white female activist, and Kennie Kb Bowles, black male actor, will perform a dialogue that she wrote about the two movements, highlighting their common ground.

15 Year Old Charged with Manslaughter in Shooting Death of 12 Year Old in Oak Park

September 15th 2020

The case was presented to the Oakland County Prosecutors Office and a decision was made to charge the 15 year old male suspect as a juvenile with Manslaughter. 

Playing with Gun Led to 12 Year Old’s Fatal Shooting in Oak Park

September 14th 2020

Preliminary investigation of the incident from Oak Park Investigators determined that there was gunplay amongst juveniles within the residence that resulted in this shooting. 

Enhanced Notification Service Now Available for Crime Victims in Michigan

September 14th 2020

The enhanced MI-VINE service offers users innovative functionality, an improved user experience and expanded access to victim services.

Video Interview: Ferndale Superintendent Talks About 2020 School Year

September 13th 2020

In under 25 minutes, we talked about several important topics including budget questions, classes and extracurriculars, advice for parents, the district’s efforts to combat racism, and more.

Help Oakland County Times Reach Our Monthly Pledge Goal

September 13th 2020

We are currently at about 50% of this goal.  Even a pledge of a few dollars makes a difference.  You can make a one-time gift through PayPal, or set up monthly payments through Patreon. 

$28 Million Approved to Help Schools with COVID-19 Expenses

September 13th 2020

School districts will be able to apply for items that have not been reimbursed by the state or federal government. Funding for the initiative has been made available from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds received by Oakland County.  

Sept. 16 – Discussion on Ferndale Schools Racism as Health Crisis Resolution

September 11th 2020

Ferndale Inclusion Network will be hosting an event to examine and discuss the recent Resolution of Racism as a Public Health Crisis passed by the Ferndale School District.

Election Analysis: Rejected Absentee Ballots, & How to Prevent Them in November

September 11th 2020

Oakland County had a slightly higher rejection rate of 1.7 percent of their total 261,890 absentee ballots.

Here’s How to Nominate a School Support Staffer for Statewide Award

September 10th 2020

Nominees must, at a minimum, demonstrate excellence in the following areas: (A) Work performance; (B) School and community involvement; (C) Leadership and commitment; (D) Local support (from co-workers, school administrators, community members, etc., who speak to the nominee’s exemplary work); (E) Enhancement of classified school employees’ image in the community and schools.