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Old 04-17-2008, 04:50 AM
 
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I am looking into a home in Otisville, actually a farm.

I am originally from Hartland (south of Fenton, on 23).

I am wondering what kind of community Otisville is, and what kind of schools it has to offer?

Anyone have any info?
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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Default No One?

No one has any help on this?????








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I am looking into a home in Otisville, actually a farm.

I am originally from Hartland (south of Fenton, on 23).

I am wondering what kind of community Otisville is, and what kind of schools it has to offer?

Anyone have any info?
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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Default I am correcting my former post

I received a pm that my post above asking if anyone had any info was impolite.

I will rephrase my question.

"If anyone who has ever been in the vicinity of Otisville/Otter Lake area (Genessee County), could please let me know what you thought of it, I would be very grateful?"

I'm hoping I was more polite this time, and didn't bother anyone with my question above.

Thank you,

RainbowLady
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Otisville is very tiny. The "town" consists of no more than 1 block. The schools are OK. Definitely not as good as many of the neighboring schools, but at the same time not as bad as some. Otisville does not have its own school district. Three tiny towns (Columbiaville, Otter Lake and Otisville) combine to make one school district- Lakeville. I have to say that you can do much worse, but I wouldn't send my kids there-not with Davison schools being down the road. It is a fairly poor rural school district.

I student taught at Otisville Elementary in 1st grade a few years ago. I grew up very close.

I am not sure exactly what information you are looking for, or I'd give you more information.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:25 AM
 
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Default Well, I'd like to know a few things.....

Did you see how their special education was in the schools? It is a concern of mine for my son.

Also, I guess I am trying to get a feel for the town.....is it pretty much do your own thing place, or a cohesive feeling?

How open are they to people who haven't been raised there, or have differences?

I am thinking about getting a farm in that area, and homesteading.

THe kids are homeschooled, but may need some public school at some time in the future, so that is always a concern.

My town I grew up in is one stop sign and one block, so I'm used to that aspect of it.


Sue
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Otisville Elementary is only K-2 and they have someone from the GISD come in for special ed. That is a VERY GOOD THING. I can not attest to what happens past 2nd grade. Is this a with-in Michigan move or from another state? If you are coming from another state, from what I have seen (subbed in 2 districts, several internships in others compairing it to what I have now in NC) Michigan special ed programs are better than most states, regardless of the district. I do not think you will find a problem with it.

I am not sure how the community accepts people. It is SOOOO very rural, you don't run into very many people, LOL. I'm sure it won't be a problem. I grew up 5-6 miles down the road, but I can not honestly tell you much about the people living in the town as a whole. I know people that live there, but as for the "feel" of the community, because it is so little and spread out, I'm not really sure. Sorry!
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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That is great info!

I love the spread out farms and so on.

And actually having someone from GISD come is great news too.

I will have to ask about the older grades, but you have given me somewhere to start.

Thank you for your time.....

Sue
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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My brother has lived on 20 acres on Cemetery Rd. for about 15 years or so and has a barn for horses. If you are interested in anything more specific I might be able to get an answer for you. I'd prefer you send me a private message though for anything I need to ask him. Hope this helps. It really is a lovely, quiet area. He's actually interested in selling if the right person comes along.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Flint, MI
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I live in nearby Davison and lived in Otisville for a few years when I was young. Some of my husband's family lives out there now. I subbed at the middle and high school a few years ago. It is a quiet rural area, not much going on. I like it there... a little too far for my husband from city conveniences, but just right for me! I subbed for the special ed classrooms and I thought they were very good. I rarely had problems with the students which I think is a testament to how well the regular teachers handle them. Hope this helps!
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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Default Hello Davison!

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I live in nearby Davison and lived in Otisville for a few years when I was young. Some of my husband's family lives out there now. I subbed at the middle and high school a few years ago. It is a quiet rural area, not much going on. I like it there... a little too far for my husband from city conveniences, but just right for me! I subbed for the special ed classrooms and I thought they were very good. I rarely had problems with the students which I think is a testament to how well the regular teachers handle them. Hope this helps!
Wow, someone from my former town! I raised my family in Davison - great place. Love to go back to visit! Someday I might even move back; for now I can't get rid of my house in NY - no buyers out there - what else is new around the country, right?
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