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Gila Community College considers tax hike

Gila Community College’s 2015-16 budget looks better than last year, but the senior dean wants the board to vote to raise the property tax rate to the legal limit to protect programs.

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Exodus of principals, teachers continues

At the April 13 Payson Unified School District board meeting, more names appeared on the agenda as separations from the district.

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Deadline for scholarship applications is April 24

The Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country is now accepting applications for scholarships from graduating high school seniors.

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Tarzan swings into action

“Tarzan,” the Payson High School 2015 musical, brought laughs, tears and fun to audiences during its three-night run.

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Tragedy’s root

Drugs, alcohol spawn misery and death – especially for kids

In his 26 years as a cop, Joe Leduc has seen it all.

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The drugs that endanger our children

Longtime police officer and drug educator Joe Leduc offered a sobering summary of the drugs available to our children this Saturday at the Payson Unified School District’s Parent University session.

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Schools cut budget

State forces $600,000 reduction

So, the official state budget has been signed and the cuts are in: Payson Unified School District has to peel away services to cover a $600,000 loss, which amounts to 4 percent of its operating budget.

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Schools reach out to parents

Payson district on Saturday will offer free sessions aimed at parents

Last fall, the Payson district launched a program to bring parents, grandparents, guardians and interested community members into the school to educate and address concerns and questions.

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PHS Theatre Troupe offers a flighty sample of the magic of Tarzan

Kathy Siler, director of the Payson High School Theatre Department and director of the upcoming musical Tarzan, thought it would be fun for me to fly with the pulleys and wires the actors will use.

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PUSD performing better than peer districts

Citing only two deficiencies, the Arizona Auditor General presented Payson Unified School District with an exceptional financial performance audit — according to administration.

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Payson losing principals

By the end of the 2014/15 school year, Payson Unified School District will lose 50 percent of its principals — Rob Varner and Asa Hall.

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Payson council appoints Connell to Alliance board

The Payson Town Council replaced outgoing Rim Country Educational Alliance Chair Mary Kastner Thursday with one of their own.

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Re-united front

Alliance favors joint land purchase for university site

The Rim Country Educational Alliance Thursday agreed to essentially share title to a 253-acre parcel on which it wants to build a 6,000-student university and spin-off facilities.

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Lawmakers target Common Core

The Arizona Legislature has launched an all-out attack on Common Core and the AzMERIT test.

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San Carlos Apaches will start own college

The San Carlos Apache Tribe announced its plan to create the San Carlos Apache College by August 2016 to the Gila Community College at its meeting on March 12.