Category OS Connection

Safety is no accident at Oakland Schools -ISD earns 2017 safety award from state insurance company

Oakland Schools was recently presented with the 2017 Safety is No Accident Award from SET SEG’s MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool – one of only five educational entities in the state to garner this recognition. MASB-SEG Property/Casualty Pool is a member-owned, risk-sharing pool that provides coverage and services tailored to Michigan’s public education community. It is an […]

Student Profile: Zilphia Martin

There are probably few cooler job titles out there than cyber defense threat analyst. Yet that’s exactly the profession a recent graduate of Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC) – Southeast finds herself excelling at. Zilphia Martin is a 2012 graduate of Berkley High School, who in 2011 made the life-changing decision to begin taking half […]

Thankful for…

In just two weeks it will be Thanksgiving, a time when we often begin to reflect on who and what we are most thankful for in our lives. Here is what Oakland Schools Cabinet as well as Board of Education members said they are most grateful for this holiday season: “I am thankful for each […]

Please keep Oakland Schools Education Foundation in mind during giving season

With the holiday season approaching, many start to think about what they are most grateful for and often, how they would like to give back. However, the decision about where to give can sometimes be overwhelming because there are so many great organizations with valid causes. If you aren’t sure where to donate or are […]

Employee Focus: Amanda Korkis – PP&G

By all accounts, it would appear Amanda Korkis, customer service representative for Oakland Schools’ Production Printing & Graphics, is in the right field of work. “Making people happy makes me happy,” she states simply when asked to describe her job. Many Oakland Schools employees have used Production Printing & Graphics for some part of their […]

Department Focus: Curriculum and Assessment

The Curriculum and Assessment unit of Oakland Schools’ District and School Services department contains 14 consultants dedicated solely to the learning and achieving aspect of education. “We really try to address the what of learning, as in what should students be learning and how do we know they are learning it? That is the sweet […]

Cabinet Corner: Nutrition Services

For the month of November, Cabinet Corner is focusing on Child Nutrition Services, a section under the Finance & Operations Division overseen by Cabinet member and Deputy Superintendent of Finance & Operations Bob Moore. Specifically, Child Nutrition Services is housed under Auxiliary Services, Maintenance & Facility Operations. Over 98,500 lunch and breakfast meals are served […]