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Mike Foster

Parents: Details needed on block schedule

Several parents expressed their concerns Tuesday with Lafayette High School officials considering implementing a four-by-four block schedule next school year.

Lafayette County School Board officials were present at the meeting held at the Lafayette Middle School to hear the parents’ reactions and questions about the new class scheduling system.

 (January 19, 2011, Page 1)

College Prep Curriculum approved by state board

The College Board recently approved a new enhanced optional track for students planning to go to college while maintaining the current prep curriculum as the minimum requirements. (December 14, 2010, Page 2)

Foster to retire next year

After serving the Lafayette County School District as its superintendent since 2002, Mike Foster will retire at the end of his term on Dec. 31, 2011.

Foster made the announcement Tuesday at the county school board meeting. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

State approves Tech changes

A joint request by the Oxford and Lafayette County School District to make changes to the joint agreement for the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology was approved this morning by the State Board of Education. (October 22, 2010, Page 1)

City OKs Foster to head tech school

During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

OHS named star school

Oxford High School was named a star school in the latest accountability rankings from the Mississippi Department of Education. Overall the local school districts fared about average on the state’s accountability rating system. Lafayette and Water Valley School Districts were listed as academic watch. (September 10, 2010, Page 1A)

County schools keep growing

The number of students attending Lafayette County schools continues to grow, Superintendent Mike Foster said.

Foster reported the early enrollment numbers Tuesday to the members of the Lafayette County School Board. The report notes the district has 65 more students this year compared to last school year. (September 8, 2010, Page 1)

Child left behind on bus

For one mother, her 8-year-old son’s safety was the first thought after he was left on the bus in a parking lot and then walked into school on his own.

Lafayette School District Mike Foster is unaware of a similar incident occurring at Lafayette schools in the past, but was aware of a similar incident in another district in the past. (August 23, 2010, Page 1A)

Who likes early-August school days?

Did football move up the start of school? Or did school move up the start of football? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at early-August school days in Mississippi and lists some of the factors in the earlier start to classes these days in reaction to a move by a group called “Save Mississippi Summers” to have classes start later in August or even in September. (August 11, 2010, Page 4)

‘New year, new challenges’

Oxford EAGLE columnist Angela Hensley interviews Mike Foster, an alumnus of Lafayette High School and now the district superintendent, is ready for yet another school year. (August 5, 2010, Page 3)

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