The Payson School Board agreed to crack down on a once open-ended meeting style, which included few rules on when people in the audience could chime in.
The Payson School Board this week indefinitely postponed a proposal to hire a private firm to update and maintain the district’s capital improvement plan.
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Get ready for shady parking at the Gila Community College (GCC) parking lot.
Students stage masterful version of ‘Rapunzel’ with just a week to rehearse
The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) this weekend brought a riotously warm-hearted staging of “Rapunzel” to the Longhorn Theatre Company, with a happy cast staging a colorful play with just a week’s rehearsal.
Julia Randall Elementary (JRE) School physical education students rocked the national Operation Tone-Up (OTU) Competition by winning the national title against three-time national winners from El Monti, Calif. in May.
Cracks down on student ids, visitor’s passes
Two days after parents and students wandered the campus for an open house, Payson High School (PHS) installed black, industrial-strength gates covering up the Longhorn welcome sign.
State vows appeal of order to fund inflation for schools
On Friday, Aug. 22, traffic on Airport Road in Payson had to divert around a broken down bus — one of a rash of breakdowns for 8-year-old buses approaching 200,000 miles on the odometer, according to a Payson Unified School District (PUSD) mechanic on the scene Friday.
GEAR UP impacts add points to otherwise bleak high school grade
The good news about Payson High School’s (PHS) report card for 2014? The graduation rate increased by 4 percent, while the drop-out rate decreased by 4 percent.
Alliance to decide next month on where to build university
The Rim Country Educational Alliance (SLE) board hopes to pick a site for a university at a scheduled Sept. 18 meeting, said board chairman Steve Drury.
Enrollment jumps 8 percent, transfers up 13 percent
Arizona State University’s enrollment jumped 8 percent this semester to a record 82,000 students. Kent Hopkins, ASU Vice Provost for Enrollment Services said, “The Sun Devil family grows stronger every year and we are looking forward to seeing what our students envision and accomplish.”
Parone named Arizona Marketing Educator of the Year
Five years after establishing a business training program at Payson High School, teacher Joe Parone was honored as the Arizona Marketing Educator of the Year at the Arizona Career and Technical Education (ACTEAZ) Summer Conference.
Payson struggles to explain drop on AIMS, school grades
A sobered Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board heard a report on declining school grades and AIMS scores from Director of Student Achievement Brenda Case.
Pine Strawberry Superintendent/Principal Cody Barlow attributes a share of the school’s rise from a grade of C to a grade of B on the state’s rating system to a small school population.
Arizona State University mascot Sparky came to Julia Randall Elementary School Aug. 13 to talk about what it takes to have good character.