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Oxford Schools

Building a solid foundation

A United Way committee is looking at ways to improve early childhood education in Oxford and Lafayette County. Accessibility to free or affordable preschools for all Lafayette County children is one area the committee is examining.

 (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

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    Schools continue bond effort

    If voters approve the Oct. 26 referendum for a $30 million school bond issue, the first step will be to spend $1 million to purchase land for a new high school. The Oxford School Board approved its bond referendum priorities at Monday’s meeting. (July 27, 2010, Page 1)

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      Lions Band wins title

      Five student musicians from the Lafayette County and Oxford high schools were instrumental in the Mississippi All-State Lions Band winning its 27th title of the Marching International Championship in Sydney, Australia. (July 22, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Community reacts to bond issue

        Low attendance was the outcome of Monday’s Oxford School Board meeting. Those who did attend were able to hear details from board members and offer input on the districts $30 million bond proposal. (July 20, 2010, Page 10A)

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          Voters to decide $30M bond issue

          Be ready to cast your vote on Oct. 26 as the Oxford School District is ready to move forward with a $30 millon bond issue. The bond would enable the district to build a new high school and make renovations to other schools within the district. (July 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Crucial meeting set on bond issue

            You can help decide Monday whether the Oxford School District moves forward with a possible $30 million bond referendum to build a new high school and make other capital improvements. The Oxford School Board meets at 5 p.m. Monday at Oxford High School to gather input from the community about the bond issue before it votes to place the referendum before the voters. (July 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Oxford busy building new softball field

              Softball athletes will have their own turf this year as the newly constructed softball field behind Oxford High School will near completion this winter. Louis Lamb, the district employee serving as the general contractor, said that the field “is going to be nice. They’ve never had that before.” (July 13, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Missing more days has more serious consequences

                School is serious business to the Oxford School Board. Beginning this year, the district is taking measures to ensure students and parents make attendance a priority. (July 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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                  Oxford School District releases bus schedule

                  The Oxford School District has released its bus schedule for the coming school year. The schedule includes the number of the bus and the streets and roads the bus travels. (July 13, 2010, Page 2B)

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                    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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