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Alliance studying costs of four sites for university

The Rim Country Educational Alliance has hired the Tetra Tech engineering firm to provide a detailed analysis of four possible university sites, including the preferred 253-acre Forest Service-owned parcel on which the Alliance will get an appraisal in the next few weeks.

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Exchange students reflect on year

Education First (EF), the group that brings foreign exchange students to Payson every year, needs more host families to keep the program going.

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FBLA receives top honors at national conference

Payson High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) scored big at their annual National Leadership Conference, competing against more than 10,000 students from around the country.

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All on the line

Payson schools seek voter support to avoid drastic cuts

In a unanimous vote Monday, the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board took the plunge and voted to call for an school budget override vote in the November election.

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First day at Payson Elementary School

So much to learn ...

It’s hard to remember how much school teaches until you spend the morning watching kindergartners during their first day of school.

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Classes set to start and Wyman’s the man

New superintendent deftly walking a political tightrope

Ten minutes into the interview, Greg Wyman, new superintendent for the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) had to take a call.

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PUSD Goes Out For Override

In a unanimous vote, the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board decided to go out for an override vote in the general election in November at its meeting July 21.

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Schools get grants to have police officers serve on two campuses

Payson Unified School District (PUSD) will have police protection — for two of its schools.

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Saturday Band fundraiser features performance

The Payson High School Marching Band will entertain Safeway shoppers today at 11:30 a.m. during its fund raising bake sale.

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State shorted schools

Payson district would get $500,000 if lawmakers accept judge’s order

A ruling by a Maricopa Superior Court judge could boost the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) coffers by at least $500,000, but already some lawmakers say they will seek ways to avoid giving schools the money the judge says they illegally withheld.

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Override Vote at PUSD July 21 board meeting

Payson Unified School District #10 Governing Board will hold a Special-Called Meeting, open to the public, on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM in the District Office Board Room, 902 W. Main Street, Payson, AZ.

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Gila County expanding educational opportunities

Students in Gila County schools, along with educators, have expanded future education opportunities.

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State offers schools help in tracking student data

The Arizona Department of Education has awarded a contract with a private vendor it hopes will significantly reduce the cost to school districts of tracking students, in the face of shifts that will increasingly link school funding to student test scores.

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It wasn’t a fluke

School intervention gets results, but Payson dropped its program

After the Roundup reported on the graduation and college bound numbers of Kristi Ford’s GEAR Up grant class, some expressed doubt about numbers that seemed too good to be true.

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Kids pass reading test

Payson students pass 3rd grade assessment

Many predicted disaster when the state imposed new reading requirements this year requiring districts to hold back any third-graders who scored “far below” grade level on the AIMS reading test.

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