2018 in Review: Chaotic time for Farmington Schools leadership

We’re counting down our biggest stories of 2018 in local business, city government, law enforcement, schools, and the arts.

Farmington Public Schools trustees started last year talking about the sale of Harrison High School and ended it with a conversation about hiring a new superintendent.

In between, officials dealt with difficult contract negotiations, administrator’s inappropriate comment and a trustee’s abrupt and controversial resignation, along with the unusual path to replacing him. Harrison finally sold to the City of Farmington Hills, and the district negotiated the purchase of another building for use as a bus garage.

Here’s a look at the biggest school stories of 2018:

Farmington teachers wear red to protest stalled contract talks

New Farmington Hills community center to open in 2020

Farmington Schools parent: Cheerleader incident ‘broke the camel’s back’

Former Farmington Schools trustee: Colleagues attempted ‘palace coup’

Here’s why Farmington Schools trustees deadlocked on appointee

Farmington Schools superintendent to retire in July 2019

Oakland Schools board appoints Farmington Schools trustee