Oxford says yes to new school

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Residents of the Oxford School District, which includes the city and parts of surrounding Lafayette County, voted to spend up to $30 million to fund a new high school and renovations at the existing schools.
The vote for the measure was 2,327 and those against totaled 1,067.
Polling was at the Oxford Activity Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A 60 percent margin was required for approval.
School officials assert the existing campuses are insufficient for a school population that continues to grow. Middle and elementary classes are significantly larger than the current high school classes.