Payson Unified School District Superintendent Ron Hitchcock said he expects some sort of formal action on the sale of the Frontier Elementary School on Friday, April 19 at a special meeting at noon in the district office.
Test. Test. Test. The state has decreed that school funding, teacher salary, layoffs — everything depends on standardized test scores.
Who should wield the ruler when it comes time to measure hemlines on school kids?
Good habits taught with exercise, Pumpkin Guts and some real yo-yos
Three hours into the Student Health Fair, the Julia Randall Elementary School gym still rocked with activities.
Brenda Case plans to use her 27 years in the Arizona education system to turn around the Payson Unified School District.
The Payson Unified School District school board could settle the fate of the Frontier Elementary school site tonight at a special meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. in the district office, 902 W. Main Street, and discuss offers made on the building in executive session. The public meeting will resume at about 5:30 p.m. and the board could announce what will become of the space, which has sat empty since the district closed it two years ago.
Tonto Basin superintendent finds job with county schools
Outgoing Tonto Basin Superintendent Mary Lou Weatherly has already found a new home with Gila County Superintendent Linda O’Dell’s office.
School board ponders headphone policy
So a kid’s sitting quietly in class, working on a project, filling out worksheets, maybe reading “War and Peace.” No problem.
School board struggles to boost student achievement despite dwindling resources
Don’t freeze in the headlights of the oncoming budget truck, Payson Unified School District Superintendent Ron Hitchcock advised the school board this week.
More than 60 third- and fourth-grade students from Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) went to Bashas’ supermarket on March 4 to learn about how shoppers get what they pay for to participate in Weights and Measures Week.
In an effort to improve the system of matching foreign exchange students with Payson host families, Janet Nossek has been appointed an international exchange coordinator for Cambridge Massachusetts-based EF Foundation for Foreign Study — the leader in high school exchange.
So, Gila County finally feels some of the effects of sequestration — and what gets hit? The schools.
The Payson School Board on Tuesday decided not to renew Payson High School Athletic Director Don Heizer’s administrative contract, but Heizer will actually continue to direct the athletic program under the terms of a teaching contract instead.
Proposed budget system uses funds in areas to boost student achievement
An intent Payson School Board struggled most of Saturday to understand the far-reaching implications of Superintendent Ron Hitchcock’s priority-based approach to the district’s budget.
Recycling program teaches sustainable and social skills to special education students
Brandon Nicholson could not hold back the chortles. He kept giggling then laughing out loud, pointing and trying to express his excitement, but he has challenges most kids won’t ever face