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"I Believe in the Worth of All Children..."

Take a look at who said what last week in Oxford.

"All of these professional individuals have further stated the structural integrity of the building has not been comprimised." -- School Superintendent Edward Malvey from Oxford High School Back in Session Tomorrow

 "If you think that me allowing my son to be a female character for Halloween is somehow going to 'make' him gay then you are an idiot. ...I am not worried that your son will grow up to be an actual ninja so back off." -- Taken from a post by a woman who identified herself as Sarah on a blog called Nerdy Apple Bottom and mentioned in the Oxford Patch column Boys Will Be...Girls?

 "We're moving forward with (cancelling) February vacation. We will make the modifications necessary. At this point we have no indication this is not doable." --Oxford Board of Education Chairwoman Rose McKinnon from School Officials Won't Say Whether Unions Approve of Eliminating February Break.

 "I told the girls that what I know for certain is when they took the stage, I was going to be covered in goose bumps and teary eyed." -- Maria Kashuba, Oxford High School cheerleading coach, from Oxford Cheerleaders Head to National Championship

"How often do you hear students come forth and say, 'I want to be in school?' - Schools Superintendent Edward Malvey from Oxford Board Votes to Eliminate February Break

"The action gives the town a measure of protection while the case proceeds. ...It does not limit the town from going after additional assets or treble damages in this case." -- First Selectman Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers from Judge Agrees to Attach Half of Guillet's Assets

The following quotes are from Oxford Hopes Superintendent Can Unite Community

"I believe in the worth of all children, whether they have strengths, whether they have weaknesses, whether they have special needs, whether they have special talents. I think the public school system is a special place for them and it's our job as professional educators to reach out to them." -- Schools Superintendent Edward Malvey

"This district is headed in a different direction, a better direction." -- Board of Education Chairwoman Rose McKinnon

"We need to remember that we're all neighbors here." -- Board of Finance Chairwoman Lila Ferrillo

"Everyone needs to work together to put the kids' best interests first, moving forward." -- Selectman Dave McKane

"I'd like to see a higher level of synergy between the Board of Education and the community. I'd like someone who can bring a different level of expertise to the community, and someone who we can feel comfortable sitting down with at an informal setting to bring forward our concerns." -- Parent Teacher Organization President Diane Soracco

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