Vote ‘No’ on the new school board debt proposal

The Lake Orion school board has proposed adding $160,000,000 in new debt over the next ten years. Most residents received a slick flyer in the mail telling them this will not increase our tax rate, which is misleading at best. The flyer is designed to make us think we are getting something for nothing. No […]

The school bond debt is high & citizens will pay higher taxes over time

The school bond debt is high and citizens will pay higher taxes over time. I’ve considered this bond debt from many different perspectives: mother of LO students, previous business owner, LOHS graduate, property owner and community advocate. I’ve asked many questions about this bond proposal so that I was able to understand the language. It […]

LOCS sinking fund projects underway

By Megan Kelley Review Writer In August 2016 Lake Orion Community Schools passed a sinking fund to help with repairs that were needed throughout the district. This sinking fund generates approximately $3.5 million annually for the 10 years following its passage to assist in the “more than $40 million in facility projects proposed for Lake […]

LOCS middle schools bond breakdown

By Megan Kelley Review Writer In last week’s issue of The Lake Orion Review we started to break down the numbers of the LOCS bond proposal, specifically for the elementary schools. Upon the passage of the bond, the elementary schools would receive $66.6 million of the proposed $160 million bond total. Combined, the three middle […]

High times: $40 million cannabis business park coming to Orion Twp.

By Jim Newell Review Editor A new $40 million marijuana business park is coming to Orion Twp. The Oakland Business Park, the first of its kind in Oakland County, will be located on Premier Drive off S. Lapeer Road (M-24). The cannabis operation is run under the umbrella of the Oakland Business Park. Developers and […]

Dragons beat back Warriors for two touchdowns in the 4th Qtr.

By Joe St. Henry Review Sports Contributor A pair of fourth quarter Lake Orion touchdowns broke open a close football game and propelled the Dragons to a 20-12 upset over Southfield A&T on Friday. The go-ahead points came on a 20-yard touchdown pass on fourth down from junior quarterback Blaze Lauer to classmate Mitch Howell. […]

Bill Holt’s deceiving $51 million savings in the LOCS Bond Proposal

Editor’s Note: Supt. Ginopolis’ guest column is also in the Oct. 3, 2018 print edition of The Lake Orion Review. By Superintendent Marion Ginopolis In an interview with the Lake Orion Review, published on Sept. 26, 2018, Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education Trustee Bill Holt indicated that he objects to three projects in the Lake […]

$66.6 million planned for LOCS elementary schools

By Megan Kelley Review Writer Lake Orion Community Schools has been touting their “no expected tax rate increase” $160 million bond proposal for some time now, saying the bond would be used to address “critical needs” in the district. School board members, such as President Scott Taylor, have been vocal in stating that GMB, the […]