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Education

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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    Teens urged to stay in school

    Students participating in a two-day college visit to the University of Mississippi learned the importance of earning a high school diploma. Local leaders spoke to the group of students which was held in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, Tupelo and Oxford. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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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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            Education Briefs

            • William Anderson selected for leader conference
            • D’Marius Tyshun Deberry selected for engineering camp
            • Parents are invited to review the special education budget for Oxford School District
            • Lafayette School District to host bullying meeting
            • GED testing is available at NWCC

             (July 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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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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                Oxford School Board gets advice on bond issue

                Bond issue survey results are in…. During a special Oxford school board meeting hired consultant Dan C. Davis explained the results of 301 surveys that were taken and said he believed that voters would be in favor of the bond. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Martin excited about position

                  Phillip Martin will have large shoes to fill as he takes the job as Lafayette High School band director. Former directors Beverly and Kevin Cole retired this spring from their joint position at the school. (July 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Students, parents need to be aware of new rules

                    While there are no major changes to the handbook at Lafayette High School this year, some changes are happening that parents and students should be aware of before planning their fall clothing shopping trip. (July 6, 2010, Page 1b)

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