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Lafayette School District

Hotel builder reaches deal with OSD

Oxford School District has provided an easement to improve a hilly area near the school that connects to land for the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel. The improvement will create an improved disc golf area for the school, help the hotel not create a retaining wall and Lafayette School District will get the dirt from the project to help their own road construction. (November 27, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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    County seeks remedy for radioless buses

    Lafayette County School District is looking for ways to fund radios on buses after a wireless communication ban and concerned parents make cellphones for drivers illegal. (September 10, 2012, Page 1A)

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      County school board offers redistrict plan

      A public hearing is set for Dec. 12 to hear the redistricting plans for Lafayette School District. (November 8, 2011, Page 2)

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        Online gradebook on tap

        Lafayette School District is offering a new resource for parents and students this year – a new online gradebook, calendar website and phone service. More information will be sent out with the first progress reports this year. (August 2, 2011, Page 1)

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          OMS principal hired to head LHS

          Patrick Robinson resigned from Oxford School District and was hired by Lafayette School District on Monday. Robinson will be the new principal at LHS. Jeff Clay was hired to become the new principal at OMS. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)

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            County Schools to ask for tax hike

            County schools will ask for a 4 percent tax hike of ad valorem as part of the 2011-2012 school year budget totaling $23.7 million. (June 21, 2011, Page 1)

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              End of the year goodbyes

              Lafayette County Schools accepted retirement from several teachers at Monday’s board meeting including Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology counselor Joy Thompson who shared her story about best moments and challenges in her career. (May 5, 2011, Page 2)

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                Lafayette choirs earn top honors

                Lafayette High and Middle School Choirs have recently received 14 Superior awards at district and statewide festivals. (April 26, 2011, Page 14)

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                  LHS moves closer to block schedule

                  In a polling of the teachers at Lafayette High School, the majority are in favor of the school implementing a four-by-four block schedule.

                  Principal Rodney Flowers reported Tuesday to the Lafayette County School Board that 25 teachers polled support the change while four teachers were against moving to a block schedule. Eight teachers responded they were neutral about it and might be for it if they had more information.

                  Four-by-four block scheduling would allow for four, 94-minute periods instead of 7 periods a day. Each year-long class only meets for one semester and each semester class only meets for nine weeks. (December 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                    OHS named star school

                    Oxford High School was named a star school in the latest accountability rankings from the Mississippi Department of Education. Overall the local school districts fared about average on the state’s accountability rating system. Lafayette and Water Valley School Districts were listed as academic watch. (September 10, 2010, Page 1A)

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