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Legal wrangles tangle up Prop. 123 money for schools

Questions remain about distribution of $230 million to schools in June

Voters approved Proposition 123’s boost in school funding, but controversy persists.

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Jim Quinlan named Hero of Education at final board meeting

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.

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P/S Elementary School loses superintendent, board members

Pine Strawberry Elementary School District Superintendent/Principal Cody Barlow resigned last week, accusing board member Margaret Parker of bullying and nepotism.

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GCC to increase property tax rate

The Gila Community College Governing Board voted to increase property taxes 2 percent.

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Student business club gets Safeway grant

The Safeway Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Payson High School DECA program.

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Students score in national competition

DECA business students compete in Nashville

Payson DECA students competed against students from around the world at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tenn. recently.

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Madeline Goldman honored for tutoring

The Payson Unified School District recognized Madeline Goldman as a HERO of education at its May 23 meeting.

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Scrubs Nursing Camp coming to Payson

Eastern Arizona Health Education Center will host a SCRUBS camp for middle and high school students interested in nursing or a career in the medical field, June 6 through the 8.

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Teachers tear up; graduates cheer

Many a tear welled up when the Voci Choir group sang “Lean On Me” at the 2016 Payson High School graduation — for the song captured the essence of the teacher-student relationship.

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Beiers recognized by Payson Unified School District

The Payson Unified School District board recognized Dr. Charlie and Amy Beier as Heroes of Education at its May 23 meeting.

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Payson losing beloved teachers

17 teachers have 278 years worth of experience

The Payson Unified School District board recognized 17 longtime teachers and staff at its meeting on May 23.

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PCCS celebrates student artists

Armed with a set of stickers with three colors — yellow, pink and green — parents, grandparents, students and teachers of Payson Community Christian School wandered past three different class groupings of art projects to vote on their favorite.

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Middle school students celebrate graduation

The class of 2020 received a spirited send off as they graduated from Rim Country Middle School Thursday afternoon.

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GCC offers general education classes in Summer of 2016

Gila Community College is now registering students for summertime English and Math classes, not to mention fall semester classes.

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Mart and Flores named Gila County Teachers of the Year

Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell is happy to announce that Erika Flores of Globe and Kevin Mart of Young have been selected as the 2016 Gila County Teachers of the Year.