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Friday, April 18, 2014

Brian Harvey

LHS, OHS earn A rankings

Whether they attend high school in Lafayette County or the city of Oxford, the students can’t lose — both schools received an A grade this year from the new ranking system released today by the Mississippi Department of Education. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A)

Permit fees waived for school

Oxford High School permit fees of up to $80,000 have been waived by the Oxford Board of Aldermen. (September 5, 2012, Page 1, 14)

OSD lawsuits dismissed

Two lawsuits, one a claim against the Oxford School District and the other a counter-claim against the parents of a special needs child – were jointly dismissed with prejudice Tuesday after more than a year of appeals. (December 23, 2011, Page 2A)

Shots hit OSD buses

Oxford High School buses returning home from a basketball doubleheader in Senatobia on Friday night were shot at with a .22 handgun. No students were injured and the suspects are still being searched for as of Monday. (December 19, 2011, Page 1)

To sex ed or not to sex ed

Results are in from a Center for Mississippi Policy survey of parents across Mississippi about sex education in the schools, and Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the results and other things to consider as the local schools prepare to pick a program to implement. (December 16, 2011, Page 4A)

Going green creates green for schools

The Oxford School District saved more than $23,000 or 7 percent in energy costs this year as part of the pilot TVA Green School Initiative program. (November 29, 2011, Page 1)

More site work OK’d for new high school

The Oxford School District approved a $2.5 million bid Friday for more site work at the new Oxford High School. (November 14, 2011, Page 1A)

What we want in school leader

About 15 people gathered at Oxford High School Thursday evening to discuss what qualifications and criteria they’d like to see in a new superintendent. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)

DDES project hits hurdle

While the Oxford Middle School gym and classroom addition is moving forward as planned, the Della Davidson Elementary school project has stalled. (September 23, 2011, Page 1A, 2a)

City schools search for leader

The search for a new superintendent for Oxford School District is now underway with plans to hire by Feb. 2012. (September 20, 2011, Page 1)

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