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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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Board ponders mistakes

School soul-searching follows turmoil

With solemn vows and mutual promises, the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board pledged this year would be different than the last July, during its annual retreat.

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Schools cut counseling

Heizer to split time between two schools

Despite some improvements in a tight budget picture, the Payson School Board remains intent on cutting positions designed to help students prepare for careers and get into college.

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APS pulls down ropes course

But some parts remain

For the last couple of weeks in June, APS has pulled out the tall poles of the ropes course at Payson High School (PHS), but the low course will remain in use.

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Good time in a good cause

The Friends of Gila Community College held a gala fundraising dinner and auction at Chaparral Pines to raise money for scholarships for students attending the community college.

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PHS receives award from Education First

Payson High School (PHS) received the Education First (EF) High School Exchange Year Global Excellence Award for its support of the Education First foreign exchange program.