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OSD, city leaders discuss land sale

Members of the Oxford School Board and Board of Aldermen met Monday to begin what is expected to be a long process of the school district’s attempt to rezone property they are wanting to sell to help fund capital projects. (November 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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    NASA inspires students to consider careers in space

    Oxford Intermediate School was visited by NASA officials on Thursday. The space program made the students aware of their newest and most powerful rocket as well as all the jobs that students could eventually fill to make the flight into space. (November 3, 2014, Page 1)

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      OSD honors tops scorers

      The Oxford School District honored the top scorers on the 2013-14 MCT2 state tests. The students were recognized at Monday night’s school board meeting. (October 30, 2014, Page 2A)

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        OSD wants to meet with city

        The Oxford School Board has decided to request a meeting with the members of the board of alderman to discuss rezoning land that the district would like to sell. The board has not yet determined a meeting time. (October 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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          Early report on laptops mixed

          The Oxford School Board was informed of an update at last night’s board meeting on the One to One Initiative that gave each student in the high school and middle school a laptop. While damages were reported as very minimal some parents have questioned just how much the laptop is a distraction for their child. (October 28, 2014, Page 1)

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            Local schools retain rankings

            The Mississippi Department of Education released accountability ratings for local school districts today. As the state granted a waiver for rankings, all rankings stayed the same, however kindergarten readiness appears to be suffering throughout the state. (October 17, 2014, Page 1A)

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              OHS chosen for state anti-bullying campaign

              Oxford High School was chosen out of all other schools in the states for author Jay Asher’s 50 States Anti-Bullying Tour. The author will be at the school on Oct. 15th to discuss his book with teens. (October 12, 2014, Page 6C)

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                OSD may get millions for land

                The Oxford School District has received some multi-million-dollar bids on several tracts of land it owns near the Square. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Ethics Commission OKs Kendricks’ campaign

                  Oxford School Board elections are coming up quick and certain questions arose concerning the ethics of runner Marni Kendricks possibly being elected. Kendricks sought the opinion of the Mississippi Ethics Commission and her situation was considered favorable. (October 10, 2014, Page 2A)

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                    OMS students creating disturbances

                    The Oxford-Lafayette Public Library has recently seen its fair share of middle schoolers who walk down to the facility after school and cause disturbances with readers and staff. A police report was filed yesterday morning as the librarian believes some students started a fire on the steps of the library. (October 10, 2014, Page 1)

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