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Oxford High School Bond Issue

Classes set to begin Tuesday at OHS

The new Oxford High School located in Oxford Commons reached “sustainable completion” Wednesday and will open its doors to students Tuesday for their first classes at the new building. Superintendent Brian Harvey gave The EAGLE a sneak peek of the school and all of its state-of-the-art amenities. (January 3, 2014, Page 1B)

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    OHS backers seek more funds

    About 100 members of the community talked about what the next step can be for building the new Oxford High School now that the district is aware it does not have enough money to complete the entire project. (April 4, 2012, Page 1A)

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      OSD going for gold in green?

      The Oxford School District approved moving forward with LEED certification but now must decide between the silver or gold certification. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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        New OHS plans approved

        Construction can now begin on the $30 million new Oxford High School after the city planning commission approved the site plan on Tuesday.

        For video of architect Michael Jones, click here. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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          Review of new high school plans postponed

          The Oxford Planning Commission meeting for tonight was postponed until March 29 at 5 pm at Oxford High School. (March 14, 2011, Page 3)

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            School building timeline revised

            The new Oxford High School is now to set to open in fall 2013 rather than in January 2013 as noted earlier. The school board met with architect Michael Jones during a board meeting on Monday to discuss the construction process. (December 14, 2010, Page 1)

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              City schools select architect to build new high school

              Eley Guild Hardy Architects will be the official firm to build the new $31 million Oxford High School after the Oxford School Board approved them on Monday. A more official contract will be approved at the next meeting once fees are negotiated. (December 7, 2010, Page 5)

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                City Schools get 75 acres

                Oxford School District will build a new $31 million high school near Della Davidson Elementary School in the Oxford Commons Area located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The school board approved a contract Wednesday to spend nearly $3.5 million for 75 acres and to extend Sisk Avenue. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)

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                  School Board OKs land deal

                  The Oxford School Board approved a $2.56 million land purchase contract this afternoon for 65 acres, or $39,500 per acre, with Thomas Webb Avent and Murray Avent for land in Oxford Commons, located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The land will be used as the site for the new high school. An additional 10 acres was donated by the Avents to the school district. An additional $913,500 will be paid by the district to extend Sisk Avenue 1,500 feet into the Oxford Commons development. See Thursday’s EAGLE for additional details on the land purchase. (November 17, 2010)

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                    Voters OK school bond

                    The $30 million bond issue for the Oxford School District passed by receiving 68 percent of the vote Tuesday. The referendum needed 60 percent for passage. The bonds will be used to build a new high school and improve the other schools in the district to handle the growing student population. (October 26, 2010, Page 1, 2)

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