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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Brian Harvey

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)

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)

Money, time patience needed in education

Changes in education, whether good or bad, come with costs and many are often unfunded mandates from the state or national level that the local districts have to figure out how to pay for. We see the need for increased funding, but also for time and patience as schools deal with all the changes that are supposed to help with the education process. (February 6, 2015, Page 4A)

Hill aims to leave Oxford ‘better than when I found it’

Just like they do to end every school day, Oxford High’s football players reported to the field house for seventh-period workouts Wednesday. But coach Johnny Hill had something he needed to tell them before they began.

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OSD approves 2015-2016 calendar

The Oxford School District Board of Trustees approved the 2015-16 school year calendar Monday night. The new calendar has OSD school’s starting Aug. 12. (January 27, 2015, Page 1, 3)

OSD discusses personnel matters in executive session: OES gets new principal

The Oxford School Board held a special meeting Wednesday in the conference room of the administrative office, but reportedly did not take any official action. (January 8, 2015)

Lowe receives educator award

Oxford School District teacher Barbara Lowe was recognized for winning Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award. (December 16, 2014)

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)

New citizens take oath

The naturalization ceremony was held Tuesday at Oxford High School, welcoming 76 people as new U.S. citizens. (November 19, 2014, Page 1)

OSD, city leaders discuss land sale

Members of the Oxford School Board and Board of Aldermen met Monday to begin what is expected to be a long process of the school district’s attempt to rezone property they are wanting to sell to help fund capital projects. (November 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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