Students above state avg. on M-STEP, SAT

Oxford School District students’ most recent standardized test scores were well above state averages and most were at or above county averages, according to results from the Michigan Department of Education. English, Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics are assessed in grades 3-8; science in grades 4 and 7, and 11; and social studies in grades […]

Supt. gets 4 percent raise

The Oxford School Board voted 7-0 to give Superintendent Tim Throne a 4 percent salary increase at its Sept. 12 meeting following positive evaluations. Effective Sept. 29, Throne’s salary will increase to $182,000 per year, plus benefits– $7,000 more than his current salary. His contract was recently extended by the board through December 2021. As […]

Welcome back!

Daniel Axford kindergartner Kennedy Wilson (right) was all smiles on her very first day of school. With her is her little sister Peyton Wilson, 3. All Oxford students went back to school Monday. Photo by Elise Shire.

School board considering 4 percent pay raise for Throne

Oxford school officials are considering giving Superintendent Tim Thone a 4 percent pay bump because they are pleased with his overall performance. The subject was discussed during the Aug. 22 school board meeting. “Tim has exceeded expectations in his reviews and in the expectations the board has set for him since he’s been here,” President […]

District welcomes 15 new teachers to classrooms

Every school year brings with it new opportunities, new experiences, and new friends– even for the teaching staff. This year, Oxford Schools is welcoming 15 new teachers with a wide range of backgrounds and skill-sets. The new faces to be found among the Oxford staff are: Anne Oliver will teach seventh-grade special education at OMS. […]

Volunteers sought for school cleanups

The Daniel Axford/Oxford Elementary School PTO will host its annual Fall Clean Up event Thursday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Groups will be sprucing up the yards at both Daniel Axford Elementary (74 Mechanic St.) and Oxford Elementary (109 Pontiac St.) schools. Groups of volunteers will be getting the two elementary schools ready […]

Board okays $28M bond ballot language

The Oxford School Board approved the ballot language for a $28.28 million bond proposal to replace and upgrade district infrastructure at a July 25 meeting. Voters in the district will be asked in November to approve the bond proposal, along with a sinking fund proposal– both of which would be used to complete a variety […]

Flurry of FOIA requests prompts board discussion

Oxford’s Board of Education discussed potential options to help balance the increased workload created by the high number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests being filed with the district. This item was added to the July 25 meeting agenda by Trustee Tom Donnelly, who had recently requested a report to show the number of […]

Bailey fills vacancy on school board

Oxford Schools announced the appointment of Korey Bailey to the board of education Tuesday, following interviews during a July 18 special meeting. The two other applicants for the position were Dylan Hency, a 2011 Oxford High graduate, and Erin Reis, a 2001 OHS graduate and parent of a student within the district. The recent appointment […]

Oxford hires a new AD

There is officially a new boss in the Oxford athletic department. Oxford Community Schools announced last Tuesday it has hired Jordan Ackerman as its new athletic director to replace Cole Andrews, who resigned. Ackerman will start in his new position on July 31 and was offered an annual salary of $98,000 for the 2017-18 school […]

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