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Parents voice concern

Parents of children at the Scott Center voiced their apprehensiveness about the potential sale of Oxford School District property at last night’s board meeting. The board approved an attorney to represent them in the rezoning issues for the land. (November 18, 2014, Page 1)

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    OHS newspaper honored with national award

    The Oxford High School Charger newspaper was selected as a National Scholastic Press Association 2014 Pacemaker Award winner. The group was among 300 newspapers to compete. (November 14, 2014, Page 1A)

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      OSD hires attorneys to help with land sale

      The Oxford School Board met Friday for a special meeting in which members agreed to retain Stennett Wilkinson and Peden Attorneys to help with the rezoning and selling of district land. (November 10, 2014, Page 3)

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        Disney raffle raises record amount

        Oxford and Bramlett Elementary Schools raised over $80,000 with their Disney Raffle fundraiser. The funds will go back into the school to benefit teachers, children and the district. (November 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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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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