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Senate bill on charter schools needs some work

Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, writes a guest column saying that this week’s state senate bill about charter schools may have good intentions but it has two provisions that raise concerns and should be modified. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Snowfall highlights first quarter of 2011

    Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Marie Barnard writes to correct and clarify her statement at last week’s meeting about beginning the search for a new superintendent for the Oxford school system, noting that she wants a leader who will focus on the health and well-being of the student body. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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        Public meetings help produce public input

        Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that public input through attending public meetings – before decisions are made – is essential to making decisions about local programs and projects such as school and hospital expansion and growth. (January 11, 2011, Page 4)

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          Vote Yes – For our children, our town, our future!

          Oxford Eagle Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to encourage voters to support the bond issue to improve the local school system in an upcoming election Oct. 26. Phillips gives enrollment figures to show the need for new facilities, goes over plans for the bond funds and touts the accomplishments and community value of a strong school system. (September 29, 2010, Page 4)

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            City schools map future

            If Oxford school administrators have their way, construction on a new high school could begin next year.
            The new high school is just one of several building projects city school leaders are considering to keep up with the growing number of students in the district.
            The Oxford School Board approved its 10-year capital improvement plan at Monday’s meeting. The plan is essentially a wish list of building needs that school administrators believe the district will need over the next decade.

             (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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