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Oxford School Board

OSD eyes new grad policy

The Oxford School Board approved the first reading of a new early graduation policy. The policy will allow students to also graduate a semester early along with the already approved year early. (March 25, 2014, Page 1)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Members of the Oxford School Board write give their impressions of impending bills in the state Legislature and to urge citizens to contact their legislators to vote No on HB 765 and SB2325 and to amend HB 1476. (March 3, 2014, Page 4)

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      New OHS gym still not finished

      The Oxford High School gym is still not finished for students. Yates Construction and district construction manger point the blame at each other for the rest of the buildings completion. (February 25, 2014, Page 1)

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        Two OSD teachers receive honors

        Patricia Austin and Barbara Lowe were recognized for their achievements last night at the Oxford School Board meeting. (December 17, 2013, Page 2)

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          OSD planned tax hike questioned

          Oxfod School District’s proposed 2013-2014 budget will be approved on July 2 during a special meeting but at the public hearing on Tuesday was questioned by several members of the public. (June 26, 2013, Page 1, 2)

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            Parents want more info on sex ed policies

            A parent filed a Freedom of Information request on Thursday after the Oxford School District refused to release the name of the committee that made recommendations to the school board on abstinence plus or only education. (June 1, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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              Why art education is important, too

              EAGLE staff writer Melanie Addington encourages the Oxford School Board to realize the value of the arts in education when making decisions about the new high school, citing her education and the importance art and theater meant to her growing up. (April 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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                School leaders get update on DDES project

                After receiving an accurate timeline from Bruce Massey Construction on Tuesday, the Oxford School Board was pleased with the information and update on the Della Davidson Elementary school project. (September 28, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Class changes lead to design changes

                  Changes to the career and technical education programs in Oxford Middle and High School could impact the design of the new high school and renovation of the current one into a middle school. Oxford School Board members heard a presentation on the many changes on Thursday. (August 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Carolyn Ross writes to talk about exceptionalism in America and to urge people to “keep the Republic that the Founders gave us,” while Mack W. Fondren writes to ask why information about school plans was withheld before the recent vote on a bond referendum. (November 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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