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School districts wrestle with later start dates

The Oxford School Board recently approved their 2014-15 school calendar with changes from the Mississippi legislative decision to start school later. Lafayette may still amend their calendar according to what legislatures decide after session closes. (March 4, 2014, Page 1)

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    Districts adopt calendars for 2013-14 school year

    The 2013-2014 school calendars are official for Oxford and Lafayette School Districts in what may be the last year for May graduates thanks to new state laws that require schools to start later in 2014-2015. (March 19, 2013, Page 5)

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      Who likes early-August school days?

      Did football move up the start of school? Or did school move up the start of football? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at early-August school days in Mississippi and lists some of the factors in the earlier start to classes these days in reaction to a move by a group called “Save Mississippi Summers” to have classes start later in August or even in September. (August 11, 2010, Page 4)

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