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Education

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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          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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              OUS prepares for new school year

              Returning to her role as the head of Oxford University School, Tis Dean is looking forward to overseeing some educational improvements at the school this year. The school has changes in leadership and its curriculum this year to continue its ongoing success as a private school. (July 20, 2010, Page 3B)

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                Regents School adds 11th grade

                Regents adds an 11th grade this year and has several changes to its athletic program as well as looking for new leadership. Read more in today’s Back to School section on this private school. (July 20, 2010, Page 2B)

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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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                    Tollison considered for U.S. Attorney post

                    U.S. Rep. Travis Childers says he is asking President Barack Obama to nominate Oxford’s own Sen. Gray Tollison for the U.S. Attorney position in the Northern District. Tollison, 45, who works at the Tollison Law Firm in Oxford, currently serves as the attorney for the Layfayette County School Board and has served in the state Senate for 15 years. (July 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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