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Big Burning School

As far as we know, the Big Burning School was in existence several years before Bad Axe became the county seat, starting in 1891. William Elvin, Grandfather of Bill Elvin deeded the land that the school stands on. We have a list of teachers from 1893 - 1896 but no records from 1895 - 1914. We do know that John Clarks Aunt taught at Big Burning School from 1891 - 1910 and Art Hogan taught during this time but the exact dates aren't known. Students count has ranged from as high as 95 in the late eighteen hundreds to the present number of 25, all being taught by one teacher.


Joe Murphy - Superintendent

Julie Talaski - Rural School Supervisor

Board Members

David Clardie - President

Coleen Sutton - Secretary

June Osantowski - Treasurer


Michelle Daniels - Teacher

Pam Bechler - Aide

Lori Perez - Aide


Big Burning School

1509 N Van Dyke

Bad Axe MI  48413

Contact Us:


Phone: 989.269.8853

Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Huron County Rural Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally-protected characteristic, in its programs, activities, or employment.


Regular meetings of the Big Burning School Board are normally held on the Second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

Bylaws & Policies

Annual Education Cover Letter Annual Education Report

Big Burning School