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Lafayette County School Board

Candidates qualify for school boards

Lafayette County and Oxford School District’s each have three qualifying candidates running for the open school board member positions. The elections for the members will be held with other general elections on Nov. 4. (September 10, 2014, Page 1)

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    LHS driving funds for band

    The Lafayette County School Board approved a fundraiser for the LHS band with Belk Ford’s Drive 4UR School program at last night’s board meeting. The board also discussed the need for another building to compensate for student growth. (September 9, 2014, Page 1)

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      Local school boards to get new members

      The Lafayette County and Oxford School board will each have an open spot in November. Prospective candidates deadline for applications are this Friday. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)

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        LCSD Oks reduced budget

        The Lafayette County School District board members OK’d a budget for approval at last night’s public hearing. The board will now vote to approve the budget at the board meeting next Tuesday. (July 30, 2014, Page 1)

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          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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