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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Brian Harvey

OSD discusses bus policy changes

One of the main topics at Tuesday’s Oxford School Board meeting was the clarification of School Board Policy EDA, covering the matter of student transportation, in response to a variety of issues with the bus system. (May 28, 2015, Page 1)

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)

Supporters ask OSD to reconsider teacher’s reassignment

Several people have spoke out against an Oxford School District decision to uphold a decision to reassign English teacher Arlene Dowd to teach social studies.

 (April 30, 2015, Page 1,3)

OSD releases 2014-2015 student surveys

After extending the deadline for student surveys, the Oxford School District has released evaluations with a total of 1,873 participants. (April 30, 2015, Page 3)

OHS grad rate rises

Thanks to the Oxford School District’s administration and teachers, more students at Oxford High School are finishing their 12th-grade year with a diploma in hand. (April 29, 2015, Page 1A)

Rester named OMS principal for 2015-2016

Audra Rester was named the 2015-2016 Oxford Middle School Principal by the Oxford School Board at its meeting Friday. (April 6, 2015, Page 1)

OSDF exceeds goal for O-bolt license tags

Thanks to the hard work of the Oxford School District Foundation, Oxonians will likely see many cars riding around town representing the district with O-bolt tags.

The OSDF recently announced that the goal of selling 300 car tags was exceeded, which means that the state will begin producing the OSD tags and Oxford residents can purchase them at the Chancery Building as early as July. (April 2, 2015, Page 12)

’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)

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