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Lafayette County School Board

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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