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Lafayette County School Board

LHS moves closer to block schedule

In a polling of the teachers at Lafayette High School, the majority are in favor of the school implementing a four-by-four block schedule.

Principal Rodney Flowers reported Tuesday to the Lafayette County School Board that 25 teachers polled support the change while four teachers were against moving to a block schedule. Eight teachers responded they were neutral about it and might be for it if they had more information.

Four-by-four block scheduling would allow for four, 94-minute periods instead of 7 periods a day. Each year-long class only meets for one semester and each semester class only meets for nine weeks. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

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    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)

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      County schools consider block class schedule

      The Lafayette County School Board is considering turning away from traditional class scheduling and implementing a block schedule at the high school.

      On Monday, the board voted to allow Lafayette High School principal Rodney Flowers to make a formal presentation at the Dec. 7 meeting.

      (more…) (November 2, 2010, Page 1)

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        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)

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          County schools: No tax hike

          Taxpayers will have a few more dollars in their pockets this year. During a public hearing on Thursday evening, the Lafayette County School District announced that they intend to hold the line on taxes and operate within available revenues. (July 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Tollison considered for U.S. Attorney post

            U.S. Rep. Travis Childers says he is asking President Barack Obama to nominate Oxford’s own Sen. Gray Tollison for the U.S. Attorney position in the Northern District. Tollison, 45, who works at the Tollison Law Firm in Oxford, currently serves as the attorney for the Layfayette County School Board and has served in the state Senate for 15 years. (July 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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              County schools prepare for cuts

              The Lafayette County School District voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a Staff Reduction in Force policy that outlines how the district should handle any wide-spread layoffs of licensed employees in the district. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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                School nurses step up

                As Medicaid makes more cuts and medical care becomes increasingly more expensive for families, school nurses are finding themselves being the primary-care provider for many of Lafayette County’s students. During the Lafayette County School Board meeting Tuesday, school nurse Celia Roberts said she and fellow nurses are also dealing with mental illness in students in numbers they never did in years past. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Lafayette schools brace for cuts

                  Lafayette County School Superintendent Mike Foster warned members of the school district that some difficult budget decisions will be made in the coming weeks. With Gov. Haley Barbour calling for more cuts to school budgets, the district is having to address rumors about budget issues, Foster said at Monday’s school board meeting. Many employees have shared their concerns about job cuts with school board members. (February 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                    New grades at Lafayette

                    Some Lafayette County School District students who received a B last semester may find they got an A following the county School Board’s approval Monday to adopt a modified 10-point grading scale. The new scale will retroactively change the first semester grades to comply with the new system. (Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, Page 1) (January 5, 2010, Page 1)

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