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Test results show progress

Local schools, Lafayette County, Oxford and Water Valley school districts are well above the state percentage of passing scores in most testing areas. But all three districts along with all other districts in the state continue to struggle with reading scores. Statewide results were released today. Oxford Superintendent said that “There is always room for improvement.” (August 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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    LLES top school for Box-Tops

    Cutting out a Box-Tops only takes a minute, but so many parents tend to forget what an impact it can make on local schools. Lafayette Lower Elementary School didn’t forget. LLES students and their parents diligently cut out Box-Tops tand their efforts resulted the school bringing in nearly $4,000 in Box Tops money.

    “We are extremely excited about this for our school,” LLES PTO Co-president Brandall Atkinson said. “We are challenging the Upper Elementary to a Box Top battle this year to see which school can raise the most money.” (August 17, 2010, Page 5)

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      Return of school marks return of illnesses

      Nurses at local schools are preparing for the new year and hope that the new flu shot will help keep absences to a minimum this year with the addition of the H1N1 vaccine. The nurses also share tips for parents and students on how to stay healthy. (August 10, 2010, Page 8)

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        New principal begins first year of leadership at Oxford High

        Mike Martin might be in his first day of school as the new principal of Oxford High School, but he’s spent months preparing for this day. Martin talks about his main goals as the new head of the high school in the first of an occasional series of articles with articles during his first year in his new job.

         (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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          City schools change security agreement

          Oxford City Schools will have two less Oxford Police Department officers on school campuses this year after the city and district agreed to a new School Resource Officer agreement. (August 5, 2010, Page 2)

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            City school parent survey finds positives, negatives

            The district presented the results of the annual gifted, parent and teacher surveys to the Oxford School Board in July noting that while some areas showed improvements, other areas continue to need work. (August 3, 2010, Page 8)

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              Getting tough on bullies

              At a meeting with parents Monday at Lafayette Middle School, Jim Keith, attorney with the Council of School Board Attorneys, shared about bullying laws. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                County school budget approved

                The Lafayette County School Board approved Monday a $20 million budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Despite an almost $3 million deficit compared to this past school year’s budget, county school leders intend to hold the line on taxes and operate with the available revenues. (August 3, 2010, Page 3)

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                  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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                    UM braces for record enrollment

                    After a record freshman class in the fall of 2009, University of Mississippi officials are preparing for yet another record-breaking enrollment of freshmen this fall. (July 27, 2010, Page 1B)

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