Roy Sandoval launches county schools campaign advocating change
Longtime educator Roy Sandoval launched his campaign for Gila County School Superintendent with an impassioned call for higher test scores, stronger principals and fewer excuses, speaking this week before the Payson Tea Party.
A sobering taste of blood, guts and needles
It might seem like a good idea to a choose a career in health care, but the reality might not live up to expectations — because, you know, blood, guts and needles are involved.
Music, vocational programs hard hit by loss of teachers
Each May, the list of teachers leaving the district due to retirement, another job, dissatisfaction with the profession, low salaries and other reasons gets longer and longer.
In a unanimous vote this week, the Tonto Basin School Board approved the 2016-17 school year budget, which includes a 75 percent property tax increase.
The Payson Unified School District board honored Rodney and Gail Dahlman, owners of the Payson Pizza Factory, as HEROs of Education at its June 13 meeting.
Four seats on the Pine-Strawberry Elementary School District board need filling, but only two people have taken out paperwork for the November general election — incumbents Helen Palmer and Jessica Barnett.
The Payson High School band, guitar groups and choirs had one last concert for the year.
The Payson Unified School District board voted to purchase new reading textbooks for elementary- through middle school-aged students at its June 13 meeting.
The Payson Unified School District board will improve the football field and add lights under the terms of a contract with McKinstry Essention.
A surprise awaited the audience of the last Payson High School concert — an original concert band piece composed by junior Colin Nossek.
Payson High School recently received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school exchange programs.
Questions remain about distribution of $230 million to schools in June
Voters approved Proposition 123’s boost in school funding, but controversy persists.
At Jim Quinlan’s last board meeting, Superintendent Greg Wyman recognized him as a true HERO of education. “We appreciate you making the difference for the kids, community and most importantly our staff,” he said.
Pine Strawberry Elementary School District Superintendent/Principal Cody Barlow resigned last week, accusing board member Margaret Parker of bullying and nepotism.
The Gila Community College Governing Board voted to increase property taxes 2 percent.