School District Approves Performance Pay Plan

District will purchase three new buses, three maintenance vehicles


Payson Unified School district's governing board approved the consent agenda at their Oct. 15 meeting.

"The board approved a districtwide pay for performance plan for teachers," superintendent Casey O'Brien said.

The consent agenda also included travel requests for student activities:

  • National Future Farmers of America convention. The trip is funded by a Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT) grant.
  • Junior High Honor Music Festival. The trip is funded by band and choir clubs, Credit for Kids money and the students.
  • Arizona Thespian Conference. This trip is funded by the Fan Club.

"The Ox-Bow Incident," by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, was approved by the board as a textbook.

Donated items were accepted, including:

  • computer equipment from residents
  • a $200 donation to the high school's visual arts program from Safeway
  • a kiln with accessories from Ann Crozier
  • Julia Randall and Payson Elementary schools received Smart Boards worth $5,615.58, as part of a Microsoft settlement agreement to Arizona schools

Items on the general agenda:

"The board also approved the lease of three new buses and three maintenance vehicles," the superintendent said.

The district is accepting sealed bids for a Kohler and Campbell piano that PUSD received as a donation. Contact the office at (928) 474-2070 for information on bidding. Nov. 5 is the next regular school board meeting.

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