169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan

169 Positions Cut as Hazel Park Schools Approves 5-Year Deficit Elimination Plan (Hazel Park Schools Press Release, March 31, 2015) On Monday, March 30, 2015, The Hazel Park Board of Education approved the district’s deficit elimination plan and have submitted it to the Michigan Department of Education. On June 30, 2014 the district had a…

Hazel Park Interim Superintendent Gives Turnaround Update

Hazel Park Interim Superintendent Gives Turnaround Update (Dr. Rick Repicky, Interim Superintendent of Hazel Park Schools, March 22, 2015) The following was sent to Hazel Park Schools Staff on March 19, 2015 to update them on changes in leadership that have been taking place in the district: Introduction As your interim superintendent, I am writing…

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills.…

Fundraising in the Dark: Royal Oak Youth Assistance Rocks the Blackout

Fundraising in the Dark: Royal Oak Youth Assistance Rocks the Blackout (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 1, 2015) For an organization that helps illuminate a path for troubled young people, the skill of navigating life’s challenges is like second nature. So when volunteers from Royal Oak Youth Assistance showed up at Hazel Park Bowl to run…