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Quinlan quits board

With a scant six months left in his school board term, Jim Quinlan announced his resignation at the May 9 board meeting.

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These HEROs mentor other students

The Payson Unified School District board recognized the teachers and students who participated in the Readers Today Leaders Tomorrow pilot program.

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The fine print of Proposition 123

If voters approve Proposition 123, local property taxes will likely increase by about $48,000, due to the complexities of how the state calculates aid to schools, Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman told the Payson Tea Party in a recent appearance.

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FFA: Tradition & recognition

From the moment the Payson FFA chapter banquet started, tradition, respect and camaraderie infused the event.

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Record scholarship payout

In its second year of handing out scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000, the Friends of GCC Scholarship Foundation distributed a record amount of money to a record number of students.

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Schools hope for the best

Could be the best of years for Payson schools — raises for everyone (finally), reading specialists for the little tykes, mentors to help teachers boost test scores, a new bus (finally), stipends for coaches and music directors, better computers, new textbooks (finally) and a chance to dig the insurance plan out of a hole.

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Raises for teachers

But only if voters approve Proposition 123

If voters approve Proposition 123, Payson Unified School District employees will get a 4 percent, across-the-board raise — the first in years.

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Community college to up property tax

At its work session on April 14, the Gila Community College discussed the proposed property tax increase of 2 percent for the 2016-17 school year.

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Group raises $10,000 for scholarships

The Friends of Rim Country GCC received a generous donation of $10,000 from Dr. Alfonso and Sue Munoz to help nursing students.

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Students get down to business at conference

The Payson High School (PHS) Information Technology Academy (ITA) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter came home from the Arizona FBLA State Leadership Conference (April 4-6) in Tucson with plenty of gold.

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Payson district approves online classes

The Payson Unified School District board voted to add Mesa Distance Learning to the mix of options available to students at PUSD.

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Musical triumph

Students’ staging of ‘Meet me in St. Louis’ earns ovations

Lavish costumes, sets and even workable trolleys that wandered up and down the aisles filled with the huge cast of 40 marked the Payson High School musical, “Meet Me In St. Louis.”

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Who knew fertilizer could be so interesting?

With a bouncy personality and passion for the subject, Kylee Egbert and her partner Rylie Chapman stood at the head of the classroom in the Agricultural Building on the Payson High School Campus to talk about fertilizers.

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Musical’s a blast from the past

This year, the Payson High School Theatre decided to dip into the past for its musical by presenting Meet Me In St. Louis.

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Gail Gorry runs for superintendent

Longtime educator wants to head county schools

Gail Gorry has spent her life in education — starting in the fifth grade — always striving to have an impact on more and more students.