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Friday, November 28, 2014

Oxford School District

We need to help our schools help our children

Almost one-third of the third-graders at Della Davidson Elementary School have, through preliminary assessment, been shown to be at some risk of not passing the spring assessment test of their reading ability to allow them to move on to the fourth grade. Our View expresses concern about these numbers and urges all parents and caregivers to do their part to help with the extra measures the local schools are taking to help our young students. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

It’s time for school — computer school

It’s almost time for school. For students. And adults — for computer training and info  — if they have a child in grades 7-12 in the Oxford School District. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the classes for parents students who will be getting MacBook Air computers to use during the upcoming school year. (July 28, 2014, Page 4)

Correcting schools’ under-funding

Patsy R. Brumfield, in a “Your Turn” guest column, writes that a constitutional amendment is an efficient way to correct school funding shortages in Mississippi. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Members of the Oxford School Board write give their impressions of impending bills in the state Legislature and to urge citizens to contact their legislators to vote No on HB 765 and SB2325 and to amend HB 1476. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

Walking Wednesdays

Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. (weather permitting), students can enjoy a healthy alternative to get to school by walking and participating in the Safe Routes to School program. Children can be dropped off between 7:15 – 7:30 a.m. at the following locations: Bramlett Elementary School students meet at the Lafayette County Chancery Building; Oxford Elementary School students meet at the OE Walking Track at the back of the school; Della Davidson Elementary School students meet at the Oxford Conference Center; and Oxford Middle School students meet at the Oxford Activities Center. For more information, contact Brad Martin at jbmartin@olemiss.edu or 662-915-5570. (October 5, 2010)

OHS among top 6 percent in nation

Oxford High School was again rated one of the top schools in the nation in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. The school ranked higher this year, moving up from 1,300 to 1,112.

 (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

No tax hike needed to fund Oxford School District budget

Oxford residents will not be hit with a tax increase to fund city schools. At a public hearing Monday on the proposed budget for the next school year, the board discussed the possibility of what sort of revenue the district could generate if a 4 percent tax hike was approved. But the board was adamant about not raising taxes. (June 15, 2010, Page 2)

City schools: no job cuts

Despite continued budget cuts from the state last year, the Oxford School District has put together a budget for the coming school year that calls for no job cuts. The district also does not intend to raise taxes. (May 18, 2010, Page 1, 3)

Seven local teachers earn certification

Ranking 13 in the country, Mississippi added numerous new National Board Certified teachers to its ranks this winter. Among the 222 new certified teachers in the state are several teachers from Oxford School District and one from Lafayette School District. (January 5, 2010)

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