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Lafayette County School District

Benefit for Janice Parker set Saturday

Long-time Lafayette County School District employee Janice Parker was recently diagnosed the pancreatic cancer. Community and church members are holding a benefit for her Saturday at The Fishing Hole. (July 25, 2014, Page 3A)

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    Education Briefs

    • Davis named to dean’s list
    • Della Davidson Elementary Book Fair VIP Day
    • Local students named to honor rolls
    • Freeland named to dean’s list
    • Watt named to dean’s list
    • Jones named to honor roll
    • NWCC to host ‘Author Rodeo Roundup’
    • LHS FFA fundraiser set
    • FFA hosting fundraiser
    • Dahl graduates from Harding University

     (February 11, 2014, Page 6)

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      LCSD set to vote on budget

      Lafayette County School District held a public hearing on their budget and one person attended. They will now vote on their budget on Monday at 5:30 p.m. (August 6, 2013, Page 1)

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        County schools get more students

        Enrollment is at record levels for the 2011-12 school year in the Lafayette County School District, according to Superintendent Mike Foster. (September 2, 2011, Page 2A)

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          Is snow headed our way?

          City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..

          Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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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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              Lafayette County students in the spirit of giving

              Lafayette County School District adopted the Operation Christmas Child program this year with elementary schools students raising money for the program and Lafayette High School students collecting items for the shoeboxes. To donate, contact Mae Stone at 801-8511. (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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                City OKs Foster to head tech school

                During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

                The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Tech Board changes ahead?

                  Lafayette and Oxford School Boards will soon approve or deny a proposal to give more power to the Lafayette County Schools Superintendent for the School of Applied Technology. The Lafayette Schools already have financial control over the jointly-run school. (September 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Test results show progress

                    Local schools, Lafayette County, Oxford and Water Valley school districts are well above the state percentage of passing scores in most testing areas. But all three districts along with all other districts in the state continue to struggle with reading scores. Statewide results were released today. Oxford Superintendent said that “There is always room for improvement.” (August 20, 2010, Page 1A)

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