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Monday, April 27, 2015

Brian Harvey

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)

OSD changes registration policy

The Oxford School Board announced at Monday’s meeting a change to their registration policy that will require parents to verify their children live within the district every year. The board also voted to ask the Mississippi Department of Education to waive two of four snow days accumulated during the inclement weather over the past two months. (March 24, 2015, Page 1)

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)

DDES raises $38,000 toward playground renovations

When the Della Davidson Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization voiced the need to raise $30,000 to update their playground, the Oxford community stepped up to the plate and more by exceeding the goal and raising nearly $38,000. (March 8, 2015, Page C4)

Spring weather during spring break would be nice

Spring break is underway for the local schools and we’d love to see something much closer to spring weather than the snowstorm we got two weeks ago and the ice storm that hit last week. (March 8, 2015, Page 4A)

Bradley Roberson named new principal at Oxford High School

The Oxford School District announced Monday that Bradley Roberson would be the new Oxford High School principal, effective July 1. (March 3, 2015, Page 3)

OSD requests proposals for cafeteria services

The Oxford School Board voted to request proposals from food management companies to provide services in the city schools. (February 27, 2015, Page 1)

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