Gary Fishel, Payson Christian School third-grade teacher, calls himself an idealist.
In August, Rim Country will have another education option for parents — the charter school American Leadership Academy.
Payson may get 8 inches of snow by Friday
Payson Unified School District has called for a snow day on Thursday, Jan. 7 due to a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service.
Student advises CEOs on the habits of teens
When Donna Moore, a Payson High School physical education teacher saw the Fuel Up To Play 60 grant sponsored by Domino’s Pizza application in her inbox, she knew exactly who would be the best to apply — Lindsey Wala.
Report: Universities need 60,000 additional students
Arizona’s three universities have announced an ambitious plan to make room for 60,000 more students in the next decade and appealed to the Arizona Legislature for added support.
Unless the Arizona Legislature votes to remove four pesky paragraphs from the language in the budget bill it passed earlier this year, statewide vocational educational districts will lose half their funding in January.
Student raises thousands to help others
Acknowledging that so far the Heroes of Education recognized by the Payson Unified School District have only been adults, Superintendent Greg Wyman couldn’t hide his pleasure as he introduced fourth-grader Brooklyn Klein as this month’s recipient.
New for this tax year — an extension on 2015 Credit for Kids tax credits to April 15.
A passing conversation with Payson High School Principal Brian Mabb resulted in a stunning result for vice principal Jeff Simon — the Assistant Principal of the Year Award.
Aspire Foundation raising money to cover GCC classes
The recently established Aspire Arizona Foundation has launched its first effort in support of a university campus in Payson — a partnership with Payson High School and Gila Community College to offer dual-credit college courses.
It’s that time of year for Credit for Kids, the tax credit Rim Country residents may contribute and take directly off of their state income taxes.
But lease to charter school spurs questions
It was a quick meeting for the Rim Country Educational Alliance Thursday, which worked through its agenda with just a few public comments, most related to plans to put a charter school on part of the university site.
After attending a present-wrapping get-together with several nonprofit groups in Payson, culinary arts instructor Richard Erskine decided his students could contribute to the families’ Christmas too.
Alliance won’t discuss charter lease, but will consider legal structures
The Rim Country Educational Alliance will meet on Thursday to take the first step toward buying another 21 acres for a university campus, but won’t discuss a plan to lease a portion of the 253 acres it already owns to a charter school.
The Tonto Apache Tribe made another huge investment in the Payson Unified School District with a $77,000 check to support technology.