Early Childhood and Reading Development (ECRD)
The Oxford School District has formed a partnership with the Lafayette County School District, the City of Oxford, and Lafayette County to impact the reading success of all children in Lafayette County. The partnership will focus on the key areas of school readiness, school attendance, summer learning, and children’s health to increase student reading proficiency rates in our community. We understand that literacy is the leading indicator of individual success and community prosperity. Our partnership will work to ensure that our community’s children are reading on grade level by the third grade.
The community partnership will support and work through a local coalition of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading known as Lafayette-Oxford-University Reads (L.O.U. Reads). L.O.U. Reads is comprised of any local community member or agency interested in helping our children read on grade level by the third grade.