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)
A public hearing regarding the reassignment of former Lafayette High School girls softball coach Cay Papagolos produced several hours of testimony from administrators and coaches employed by the Lafayette County School District. A decision will be made by the school board on her future with the district. (June 2, 2011, Page 1A)
Joe Murray, attorney for former Lafayette High School softball coach Cay Papagolos, said his main concern after Wednesday’s public hearing on Papagolos’ reassignment earlier this year were the inconsistencies in the testimony given by school officials and administrators. (June 2, 2011, Page 5A)
Testimony was given by Lafayette Athletics Director Jeff Nelson and Superintendent Mike Foster in a public hearing regarding the re-assignment and re-hiring of girls fastpitch softball coach Cay Papagolos on Wednesday morning. (more…) (June 1, 2011)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)