2014-12-04 / News Briefs

In brief

Schools get more money

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Community Schools will receive more than the expected amount of state aid this year.

By meeting eight of nine criteria, the district qualified for an additional $50 per pupil in Best Practices incentives.

That adds up to about $198,000.

Best Practices criteria include such measure as accepting enrollment applications from non-resident students, offering online courses or blended learning opportunities, implementing a counseling program and making financial information available on the district website. — L.R.

Elms to get SMART Boards

SWARTZ CREEK — The Board of Education has approved spending $41,307 in Title 1 funds for SMART Boards at

Elms Road Elementary.

The investment will pay for eight boards with three-year warranties.

SMART Boards are digital white boards that display computer programs.

Title 1 is federal funding based on the number of students who receive free or reduced lunches. — L.R.

Township seeks generator

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — Township officials are seeking bids for a generator for the township offices.

Supervisor Chris Gehringer said he had hoped to obtain a generator through a military surplus program that provides free emergency equipment.

“We were unable to get something that would suffice for township office,” said Gehringer. “We’re looking at something like a 14kW capacity that would run a 200 amp service.”

He said he hopes the bids come in less than $7,000. — L.R.

Interim zoning admin named

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — Rob Kehoe will serve as temporary zoning administrator while township leaders search for a permanent, part-time zoning official.

Kehoe replaces Vanessa Bader who left in September to take a full-time position with Oakland County.

The zoning administrator works with the Planning Commission to review and recommend changes to the zoning ordinances and the Master Plan, and reviews applications for rezoning, special use permits, site plans, variances, zoning permits and land division. — L.R.

Hamburger nights

FLINT TOWNSHIP – The Swartz Creek AmVets will sponsor hamburger night from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the VFW Post on Elms Road. Takeouts are available. Proceeds support veterans programs. The organization also is having a Queen of Spades raffle. Tickets, available at the Post, are drawn at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. — L.R.

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