Payson was well represented last Thursday at the 57th annual Arizona School Boards Association and Arizona School Administrators Association (ASBA/ASA) conference at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
A steady job that pays $32,000 for nine months of work helping children in Payson should be easy to fill, right?
The local Payson High School (PHS) DECA chapter sent 23 students to the Western Region Leadership Conference where students from 13 western states met to learn about leadership and business.
Report underscores value of Payson’s low-cost university plan
Arizona cut public support for universities and so drove up tuition at one of the highest rates in the country between 2007 and 2012, according to a just-released analysis by the College Board Advocacy and Policy Center.
At a special celebration Monday, Dec. 8, Judge Dorothy Little swore in new Payson Unified School District Governing Board members Angie Prock and Sheila DeSchaaf.
Gila Community College music instructor Lisa Tan next semester brings a decade of experience teaching music classes at the university level.
With the state budget looking grim, talk of wresting land out of federal control to turn it over to the Arizona state land trust has gained traction in the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) boardroom.
Contract OK’d as Alliance chair resigns
One bombshell and one move forward.
In the Rim Country, Tonto Basin was the only school district with three board members.
The Legislature and school advocates remain far apart when it comes to complying with a court order to adjust school budgets for inflation, according to recent testimony in the state’s appeal of the court order.
The campuses of Gila Community College will be closed for the holidays beginning Dec. 19 and will reopen Jan. 5.
Payson district relies on override to avert more cuts
Arizona courts have repeatedly ruled that the state must make inflation adjustment payments to schools in accordance with the 2001 passage of Proposition 301, but Payson Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Greg Wyman has little hope of seeing that money.
The Rim Country Educational Alliance board will meet next Thursday to consider a contract with DCK Global to buy a $4.1 million Forest Service parcel and draw up plans to build a 6,000-student university in Payson, according to Chairman Steve Drury.
Stephenson retires, leaves legacy
At his last meeting as a board member of Gila Community College (GCC) on Nov. 20, Larry Stephenson received support from the board to launch the school’s bid for independence.