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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Adam Pugh

Local third-graders put up good numbers

We congratulate all involved — administrators, teachers, students and families — with helping Lafayette Upper Elementary School and Della Davidson Elementary School post high results in the third-grade reading assessment results released Friday, and encourage all to keep working to help students who didn’t pass on the first attempt to make the mark on an upcoming retest. (May 10, 2015, Page 4A)

3rd grade reading results back

At 10 this morning, the Lafayette County and Oxford School Districts received a report that will determine which third-grade students may be promoted to the fourth grade. (May 8, 2015, Page 1A)

LCSD announces 1:1 initiative

The Lafayette County School Board announced at their Monday meeting the district would begin working toward a 1:1 technology initiative in which teachers, and eventually students, will have access to computers at school and home. (May 5, 2015, Page 1)

Lafayette School Board approves revised calendar

The Lafayette School Board approved a revised academic calendar that waived three additional inclement weather make-up days for students at its meeting Monday. Even though school will no longer be in session on May 26 or May 27, teachers will still be required to come in for workdays. (April 7, 2015, Page 3)

’42 For Better Schools’ new name for Initiative 42 supporters

Supporters of Initiative 42, which proposes to change the Mississippi Constitution to require the state to fully fund its share of K-12 schools’ budgets, have created the brand “42 For Better Schools” in hopes of educating voters about the importance of the initiative and the differences between it and the Legislature’s alternative. (April 2, 2015, Page 8)

Local schools work to keep absenteeism rates low

In light of the Mississippi Department of Education’s recent report on chronic absenteeism, the Oxford EAGLE decided to take a look at student attendance within the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts. (March 29, 2015, Page 4C)

OSD stays competitive with superintendent’s salary

The Oxford School Board recently approved a 6-percent salary increase for Superintendent Brian Harvey, who will now receive $138,427 a year. (March 13, 2015, Page 1)

Weather often puts superintendents in no-win situations

School superintendents have to make tough decisions regarding  having school when there’s the threat of inclement weather, and they are really in a no-win situation since Mother Nature ultimately decides whether their decisions were good or bad. Consider, however, that their responsibility is the safety of thousands of youngsters and you need to give them the benefit of the doubt. (February 24, 2015, Page 4)

Kudos to the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts

Lafayette High hosts a Veterans Day program and Oxford was the site of a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, and we applaud the schools and all involved with this manner of teaching our children about government, service, honor and citizenship. (November 20, 2014, Page 4A)

Drewrey returns to Lafayette as AD

A familiar face is returning to the Lafayette County School District to lead Commodore athletics. (June 4, 2014, Page 6)

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