Financial Update On Payson School Board Agenda

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The Payson Unified School District Board will meet Monday in the district offices at 5:30 p.m. for a financial update.

Agenda items include board action to accept thousands of dollars in gifts from a variety of individuals and community organizations which have rallied to the support of the hard-pressed school district. The board will also approve two employee terminations, one resignation and one new hire, as well as signing off on stipends for 24 people under the terms of assorted grants.

PHS teacher receives statewide award

Payson High School science teacher Beverly Adams earned a runner-up Golden Bell award from the Arizona School Boards Association in December.

Adams won for her East Verde River Study Project. For the last five years, Adams, her ecology class students and students from other science disciplines have performed real-world, professional-level water quality and flow testing along the East Verde River, school officials said. They have recorded the impact of grazing, gardening, recreation and septic tanks on the East Verde. Data also provide reliable information about conditions that will affect delivery of Blue Ridge Reservoir water via the East Verde and a pipeline.

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