‘Constitutional crisis’ hinges on court mediation
School districts battling to force the Legislature to provide illegally withheld inflation funding have agreed to closed-door mediation sessions in front of a panel of appeals court judges.
The day had bright sunshine and bright snow that glittered like diamonds, but the brightest things were the smiles from the Rim Country Middle School students.
Budget woes, standards debate threaten schools
The battle against the adoption of federal standards and the tests linked to the standards has resumed now that the dust of the election has settled.
Gila Community College board member Gerald McCreary made a second report on the college’s years-long journey to seek accreditation and independence at its board meeting on Feb. 5.
Complex set proves perfect setting for classic comedy
In a bold move, and because he had 24 strong thespian students, Thomas Walling of the Payson High School Theatre program, cast two completely different sets of students in the 12 roles of “Harvey.”
An interesting thing happened when Payson High School physics teacher Andrew Fiala showed his students evidence that fellow classmates had more gaps in their math knowledge than anyone knew — they asked questions.
Payson superintendent warns board district has no money for repairs
Seems the Arizona Legislature believes school facilities can be kept up simply by magic — or on a wing and a prayer.
Gila Community College Senior Dean Stephen Cullen is fed up.
With the state about to force big cuts in “non-classroom” spending, Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman would like the community to better understand the annual Auditor General’s Report, which details “classroom” and “non-classroom” spending.
Gila Community College hit its first roadblock to crawling out from under its provisional college status and onto the freedom of independence — enrollment.
Licavoli retires after more than a quarter century
The woman who for more than 25 years kept Pine Strawberry School purring along like a fine-tuned V-8 will be stepping down in June.
Parents gave Payson Unified School District decidedly mixed reviews on how it handled communication regarding a lockdown at three of the five district schools on Jan. 20 as police searched the neighborhood for an armed robbery suspect.
State adds graduation test
Proving that it can pass legislation quickly after all, the Arizona Legislature rushed a new high school graduation requirement through in the first few days of the legislative session — the American Civics Bill.
Payson Unified School District board members expressed amazement that the district can’t find a qualified Spanish teacher.
More than 20 students were chosen to greet parents and guests at the first-ever Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) awards assembly in December.