When I first read the article on the sale of Frontier Elementary School to a “competing school” — Payson Community Christian School (PCCS) — I considered it to be biased and sour grapes.
However, I began to question how a private school with an enrollment of less than 100 students and without state or federal funding could possibly be considered a “competitor” of PUSD.
What does PCCS offer that would make them competitive? Could it be faith-based instruction, daily Bible study, weekly chapel, small teacher to student ratios, individualized attention and instruction, strong teacher-parent relationships, or private funding rather than governmental funding with “strings attached”?
If PUSD were to offer these qualities, then PCCS could possibly be a “competitor.” Rather than being a competitor, PCCS is alternative to the highly regulated government school system.
Payson residents should be grateful for PCCS and its strong faith-based principles. This outstanding private school and its dedicated staff are an asset to the community and deserve your prayers and support.