State lawmakers are pushing for consolidation of several low-performing school districts in Mississippi. Water Valley and Coffeeville are included in the proposal of mergers. (January 30, 2014, Page 1)
Nine local teachers earned their certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in late December. Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley districts are home to now 106 of the 3,557 board certified teachers in Mississippi. (January 10, 2014, Page 1A)
A former law enforcement officer has been charged with the murders of his mother and half-brother who were found shot to death in their home near the South Oaks subdivision Friday.
The state testing scores were recently released that show progress for Oxford and Lafayette. Water Valley expressed concern that their numbers were not where they want them. (August 22, 2013, Page 1, 8)
After a 21-year hiatus, Kim Chrestman is returning to the Water Valley School District. Chrestman will take over as superintendent for Dr. Deborah Moran, who is leaving to deal with family issues, on June 1. (May 17, 2011, Page 2)
BLOG: Deborah Moran will be stepping down as Water Valley’s superintendent effective June 30. (more…) (March 9, 2011)
Oxford High School was named a star school in the latest accountability rankings from the Mississippi Department of Education. Overall the local school districts fared about average on the state’s accountability rating system. Lafayette and Water Valley School Districts were listed as academic watch. (September 10, 2010, Page 1A)
Local schools, Lafayette County, Oxford and Water Valley school districts are well above the state percentage of passing scores in most testing areas. But all three districts along with all other districts in the state continue to struggle with reading scores. Statewide results were released today. Oxford Superintendent said that “There is always room for improvement.” (August 20, 2010, Page 1A)