Ford Test-Drive Event Raises Funds for Avondale Schools

Patrick Scoggin, President and Owner of Huntington Ford in Rochester Hills presented a check for $2,960 to Avondale Schools for the recently completed Ford Drive One 4 UR School event. This widely popular test-drive program allowed Ford Motor Company and Huntington Ford to partner with Avondale’s Education Foundation and local community members to “get behind the wheel” of the new Ford vehicles and raise funds for the school by test-driving an eligible Ford product. Over 140 people participated … [Read more...]

Avondale to Issue Pink Slips, Consider Recreation Millage

Eighty-three Avondale educators will receive layoff notices this spring as the district awaits word on what its funding will be for the coming school year and struggles toward eliminating a deficit. Superintendent George Heitsch said he expects the majority of those who receive layoff notices to eventually be recalled. The list is long enough so whatever layoffs are necessary can be done on time, he added. Three of the positions are at Avondale Academy, where a drop in enrollment is the … [Read more...]

Avondale Not Likely to get Help from Lansing

By Annette Kingsbury Parents, teachers and the Avondale Board of Education got an up-close view Monday of the debate raging in Lansing over school funding. Three legislators, one Democrat and two Republicans, addressed a forum called by the school board to discuss Governor Snyder’s proposed school-funding cuts. In a half-full auditorium at Avondale Middle School, the community learned that the district’s finances are likely to suffer under whatever version of the school aid budget is … [Read more...]