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Lafayette County School Board

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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