With Arizona cutting school budgets, while the governor demands they increase classroom spending, Payson Unified School District came up with a plan: reprioritize.
Do we mostly want “productive citizens”?
But only 25 percent finish
Last year, Payson Unified School District shelved its online school, Payson Virtual Academy. Now, the district wants to resurrect the program.
In a clash between the old and new, the Payson Unified School District board voted on what to do with old, obsolete textbooks and the new online curriculum framework, Beyond Textbooks.
At recent meetings hosted by the Payson Police Department on the heroin problems in Rim Country, members of the public appealed to the schools to provide a solution.
Six fourth-grade classes from Julia Randall Elementary School recently got a chance to visit Tonto National Monument, thanks to a grant from the National Park Foundation, which paid for bus.
Small, but mighty would serve as a motto for Payson High School’s FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) program.
Each year, the Payson Unified School District board mulls over what to do with foreign exchange students — this year, the discussion fell on May 26.
Districts with charter schools may have to make years of back payments
A mistake in a budget bill could cost districts like Payson with charter schools millions.
Twenty-one acts took to the gym floor at Julia Randall Elementary the last day of school to celebrate the talent of the student body.
Donations key to children’s success
Alarmed by the rising number of teens without enough support to finish their schooling, a collaboration of church leaders and caring Rim Country community members joined together in 2009 to create Payson Assisting Displaced Students.
In an effort to get the public involved in plans to build a university, the Rim Country Educational Foundation is sponsoring a contest to “design the sign.”
Each year the bands from beginning to advanced set up on the lawn behind the Rim Country Middle School gym to entertain friends, family and the community.
Payson Unified School District has initiated a recognition ceremony for those employees that have served for a decade or more.
It’s not so easy to stand in front of 120 of your classmates who have watched you for 12 years, cry and laugh, goof off and be serious, succeed and fail to share words of wisdom.