At its 3/13/17 meeting, the Oxford School Committee voted to accept the FY 2018 Budget with numerous reductions in staff and services. The Committee also voted unanimously to seek an override of the local tax levy in the amount of $800,000.00. If successful in the pursuit of this override, the increased revenue would support the district's efforts to maintain level services and provide for contingency funds in anticipation of unforeseen special education cost increases.
See the slides used to present the budget as well as the budget summary here.
The School Committee has approved the 2017-2018 School Year Calendar. After much thought and discussion, the Committee voted for an earlier start (before Labor Day) with a shortened February break (Mon/Tues only). Please note, however, that the Professional Development 1/2 Days, as posted, are tentative at this time - firm dates will be in place prior to the end of this school year. Thank you for your patience!
As we seek to effectively communicate with families, we wanted to share some exciting news with those who use District-provided bus services. Our school bus partner, Durham School Services, has developed a phone and web browser application that will allow parents and guardians to securely view the location of all of their child(ren)’s bus locations in relationship to their assigned bus stop. This application enables parents and guardians to view multiple stops on an assigned route, including the scheduled arrival time for each stop. The service is free of charge to parents/guardians and provided at no additional cost to the school districts serviced by Durham School Services. Use of the application is voluntary.
You can get more information, sign-up, or create a secure login to use the application on your smart phone or web browser a couple of different as follows:
With the winter weather upon us and school delays and closings always a possibility, you can elect to receive text messages to receive alerts and announcements from the Superintendent's Office. Text the message @oxps to 81010. It is safe, secure and free. If you have trouble texting 81010, try texting @oxps to 774-462-6463 instead. We hope everyone has a safe winter season!
Below are links to our Massachusetts district and school report cards. An overview is provided in addition to the report cards. The purpose of the report card is to give parents information about their child’s school in terms of academic achievement and the professional qualifications of its teachers. By making this information available each year, parents will learn how their school is doing, what its goals are, and what they can do to work more effectively with their teachers and administrators.