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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lafayette School District

Different districts, different start dates

Lafayette School districts will change their school start dates back to their normal days, but Oxford schools will keep the later start to due to construction delays. The bill that Governor Phil Bryant signed allows schools to choose their own start dates. (March 28, 2014, Page 1A)

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    LCSD OKs school calendar

    The Lafayette County School Board approved its 2014-15 school calendar on Monday, but board members stressed that the calendar may have to be changed in the coming weeks due to legislation. (February 4, 2014, Page 1)

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      Local teachers earn board certification

      Nine local teachers earned their certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in late December. Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley districts are home to now 106 of the 3,557 board certified teachers in Mississippi. (January 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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        School districts adopt religious policy

        Lafayette and Oxford School Districts both recently approved a new religious policy as required by new state law. (September 6, 2013, Page 1A)

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          State testing scores released

          The state testing scores were recently released that show progress for Oxford and Lafayette. Water Valley expressed concern that their numbers were not where they want them. (August 22, 2013, Page 1, 8)

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            LCSD to hold budget hearing

            Lafayette County School district will hold its budget hearing on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Lafayette High School. (August 2, 2013, Page 1A)

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              County school students may get free health screenings

              North Sunflower Medical Center has offered to provide medical services to the Lafayette County School District and the board is considering the offer. (July 3, 2013, Page 10)

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                Turf project underway at Lafayette County Schools

                The new turf field and track costing $1.3 million is underway with the turf to be placed early next week at Lafayette School District. (June 4, 2013, Page 3)

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                  Teachers, staff retire as school ends

                  Oxford School District and Lafayette School District held retirement parties. (May 17, 2013, Page 1A)

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                    Local schools review safety

                    Local school districts reevaluate safety plans in wake of Friday’s shootings in Conn. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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