The Gila Community College board debated the cost and safety issues to add lights to the Payson campus staff parking lot at its March 12 meeting — finally approving the additional lighting — pending a clarification of the cost.
Changes could clear way for purchase
The Payson Town Council on Thursday will likely replace Rim Country Educational Alliance Chairman Mary Kastner whose term is expiring with Payson Town Councilor Su Connell.
Payson schools struggle to provide advanced classes
Payson schools were already struggling to provide advanced courses for its hardest working students when the budget blows and teacher shortages hit.
Around the country, school districts face a crisis — a lack of teachers.
Gila Community College finds itself in a Catch 22 in its quest for accreditation and independence, the board learned at its March 12 meeting.
Cody Rislund searched the mass of photos of the face of Mars for his seventh-grade science project.
Superintendent briefs Payson board on losses, gains
Schools avoided big cuts in the just-adopted state budget, but the devil’s in the details and the fine print of the budget provisions, Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman told the school board on Monday.
Payson spent $7,571 per student in 2014 — down slightly from the previous year and a full 41 percent below the national average.
Payson fared well when student AIMS test scores and overall spending trends were compared to either the state average or comparable small districts with high poverty rates in the student population.
The tiny Pine-Strawberry school district earned an A rating in the auditor general’s report — validating research showing that small schools often provide the best education, but at a sometimes steep price.
When Payson High School senior Steven Martinez stumbled across the play, “Supermodels in Jeopardy,” he knew he had a winner.
Justin Boudreau figures he’s addressed more than a million students and teachers in his 13 years as a motivational speaker.
Two Gila Community College students will compete on the 20th Annual All-Arizona Academic Team, an honor recognized by newly elected Governor Doug Ducey.
Gila Community College aims to train more beauty makers at its Rim Country Cosmetology Academy — and the community can help.