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Lafayette Schools

Local dropout, grad rates better than most

The Oxford and Lafayette County school district dropout rates are better than most in Mississippi. After a slight decline in the past few years both school districts want to see graduation rates improve. Keeping dropout numbers in mind, both districts are making plans to lower dropout rates among students by keeping them engaged in school studies and activites. (July 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Oxford School Board gets advice on bond issue

    Bond issue survey results are in…. During a special Oxford school board meeting hired consultant Dan C. Davis explained the results of 301 surveys that were taken and said he believed that voters would be in favor of the bond. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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      Martin excited about position

      Phillip Martin will have large shoes to fill as he takes the job as Lafayette High School band director. Former directors Beverly and Kevin Cole retired this spring from their joint position at the school. (July 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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        Students, parents need to be aware of new rules

        While there are no major changes to the handbook at Lafayette High School this year, some changes are happening that parents and students should be aware of before planning their fall clothing shopping trip. (July 6, 2010, Page 1b)

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          Program to help parents learn more about bullying

          Many students are targets of after school bullying in cyberspace. Parents can attend a a meeting to help teens combat this growing trend at Lafayette Middle School auditorium. (July 6, 2010, Page 2B)

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            City schools OK budget

            The Oxford School District has approved the budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Eventhough the budge is about $400,000 more than last years budget the district expects to receive less money from the state. The shortfall in state funds is being made up by an increase in federal dollars generated by taxes collected in the community. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)

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              County school policy bans bullying

              The Lafayette County School Board approved Monday a new policy aimed at addressing bullying in county schools, the first such policy for the district. An informational meeting about bullying will be held on August 2 at the Lafayette Middle School Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (June 9, 2010, Page 12)

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                County schools seek federal funds

                With fewer federal funds available for schools this year, officials with the Lafayette County School District are searching for whatever is available. The school board approved a request from administration officials to apply for $321,831 in Title 1 funds and $118,568 in Title 2 funds. (June 8, 2010, Page 3)

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                  LMS registration set next week

                  After a low turnout for registration last month, Lafayette Middle School is trying again to have students register for the upcoming school year. Registration will be held in the LMS counseling center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (June 4, 2010, Page 10A)

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                    Grads say goodbye

                    The graduates of Lafayette and Oxford high schools celebrated over the weekend as their journey through grade school came to a close.
                    Both graduation ceremonies were held at  C.M. “Tad” Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus; Lafayette ’s was held Friday night and Oxford’s was on Saturday afternoon. (May 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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