School District Approves Performance Pay Plan

District will purchase three new buses, three maintenance vehicles

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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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