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 […]

School board OKs union contracts

Pay raises are on the way for Oxford school district employees, following the approval of two union contracts by the board of education at a June 27 meeting. The district approved three-year agreements with both the Oxford Educational Support Personnel Association (OESPA) – which represents secretaries, paraprofessionals and technology specialists – and the American Federation […]

Longtime school employees retiring

With the school year at an end, students are poised to move on to the next grade level, next school or next chapter in their lives. Also, moving onto something new in their lives are retiring Oxford staff members Maria Wolbert and Liz Tiffany. Wolbert, a career and technological education teacher, has worked with the […]

Discussion continues on sex ed. changes

Clear Lake Elementary Physical Education/Health Teacher Mike Sudrovech made a June 13 presentation to Oxford’s Board of Education, along with Oxford High School Physical Education Teacher Dave Brown and Lakeville Principal Kristy Gibson-Marshall, on proposed changes to the district’s sexuality and reproductive curriculum. According to Gibson-Marshall, the committee received feedback from more than 500 families […]

Survey reveals incidents of bullying down in Oxford Schools

Incidents of bullying are down within the Oxford school district since the implementation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention program six years ago, according to questionnaires answered by students. Denise Sweat, assistant superintendent of student services, and Dean of Oxford High School Pam Fine presented the highlights from data collected via voluntary student-answered questionnaires distributed last […]

Clear Lake enjoys Field Day

Students of Clear Lake Elementary got to burn-off some major energy during the school’s annual field day event June 6. The kids enjoyed fresh air and sunshine as they played a variety of fun games.  

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