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Oxford School Board

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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              City OKs Foster to head tech school

              During its regular meeting Friday, the Oxford School Board approved a motion to have Lafayette County School District Superintendent Mike Foster head up the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology.

              The city and county school districts will split the cost of Foster’s $10,000-a-year raise. (September 27, 2010, Page 1)

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                Tech Board changes ahead?

                Lafayette and Oxford School Boards will soon approve or deny a proposal to give more power to the Lafayette County Schools Superintendent for the School of Applied Technology. The Lafayette Schools already have financial control over the jointly-run school. (September 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                  City school parent survey finds positives, negatives

                  The district presented the results of the annual gifted, parent and teacher surveys to the Oxford School Board in July noting that while some areas showed improvements, other areas continue to need work. (August 3, 2010, Page 8)

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                    Schools continue bond effort

                    If voters approve the Oct. 26 referendum for a $30 million school bond issue, the first step will be to spend $1 million to purchase land for a new high school. The Oxford School Board approved its bond referendum priorities at Monday’s meeting. (July 27, 2010, Page 1)

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