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Margaret Boyd

County schools accepts principal’s resignation

The members of the Lafayette County School District approved the resignation of Margaret Boyd, principal of Lafayette Elementary School. (June 8, 2011, Page 2A)

Ready for the great shake?

After a day filled with storms and tornado warnings, students in Lafayette County School District will be learning what to do in case of another type of natural disaster Thursday morning.

At 10:15 a.m., students will be practicing the “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” in case of an earthquake during the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

 (April 27, 2011, Page 7)

Longer school year? Admirable but not feasible for all

Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a closer look at a recent appeal by President Obama to consider a longer school year to help with education in the United States. Discussions with former teachers and a current administrator show some of the concerns that educators and parents would have with the well-intentioned recommendation. (October 14, 2010, Page 4)

Lafayette bus driver clarifies story

After running a story about a child left on a bus at Lafayette Elementary School, the bus driver came forward with her side of the story – hoping to clarify that the school system had immediately notified the family. (August 26, 2010, Page 1)

Helping garden values take root

A CONVERSATION WITH — Principal Margaret Boyd enjoys sharing her longtime hobby of growing flowers and vegetables with children at Lafayette Elementary School. Recently, she had the opportunity to show kids how to plant vegetable seeds when the University of Mississippi’s Students for a Green Campus came out to host a Green Field Day for second graders. (April 29, 2010, Page 3)

LES students learn about environment

Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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