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Sex (education) and the city (schools)

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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    OSD adopts sex ed policy

    The Oxford School Board turned around on an earlier vote to make the middle school have an abstinence plus education program along with the high school. Both policies also now have language requiring the curriculum to be chosen from a list approved by both the state and federal health departments. Over 300 parents signed a petition and over 45 attended Monday’s board meeting to show their support for plus education. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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      OSD to decide sex ed policy

      Over 300 parents signed a petition asking the Oxford School Board to reconsider a policy that would teach their middle school children abstinence only education. The board also met last week to discuss the budget for 2012-2013. (June 22, 2012, Page 1, 5A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Oxford High School senior Dora Chen writes to say that student input should be part of the school district making a decision about whether to offer abstinence-only or abstinence-plus sex education. (June 18, 2012, Page 4)

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          Opting in – What you are choosing

          Beginning this fall, parents of seventh- and 10th-graders in school systems around the state will have to decide if they want their children to take part in a 10-day sex education course – either abstinence-only or abstinence-plus. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the local options and expresses concerns about what’s ahead. (June 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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            OSD adopts two sex ed programs

            Oxford School Board approved an abstinence only program for Oxford Middle School and abstinence plus during a first reading on Tuesday. The board must vote on the issue once more in June. (May 30, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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