Cameras installed on Payson school buses
It’s almost a rite of passage to have a childhood story of harassment on the school bus — but not anymore in Payson.
Payson FFA students made a good showing at the Dec. 6 Midwinter Competition at the Arizona State University campus.
Payson School Board wants to interview candidates in January
For the past few months, each time the Payson Unified School District board has faced a decision that involves spending money, it has balked — except when it came to searching for an interim superintendent.
If doing community service or volunteering falls anywhere on your New Year’s resolution list, head on over to Payson High School (PHS).
Extra cops were posted at Payson High School all last week after rumors of a bomb threat circulated among students.
Price to replace rickety stands slashed in half
Clutching a daunting $119,000 bid to repair and replace condemned bleachers, the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board on Dec. 16 took a breath and a sharp pencil and whittled the price down to $51,811.
School board again delays decision
As five of the seven kindergarten teachers from Payson Unified School District (PUSD) faced the school board, member Jim Quinlan quipped, “Are you going to lead us in a song?”
GCC misses out on money due to status
Once again, Gila Community College (GCC) attended an Arizona Association of District Governing Boards annual meeting, only to discover that as a provisional district it still can’t get no respect.
The new agriculture instructor at Payson High School, David Rutherford, has something to crow about — his students.
School board agonizes about neglected projects
Pressured for time, the Payson Unified School District (PUSD) board begrudgingly voted four to one to pay $126,000 to replace the condemned bleachers at the high school in time for commencement.
Folk outsider art among the highlights
Art comes in lots of forms. For proof, consider the wonderful variety of art on display during the Payson Campus of Gila Community College Seventh Annual Student Art Show and Sale on Dec. 6.
PHS extracurricular programs must be self-sufficient in the fall
After years of scrambling to raise money to support extracurricular programs, the struggle will likely get worse next year.
Report: Just 15 percent of Payson High graduates finish at a university in six years
Only 15 percent of Payson High School graduates earn a college degree within six years compared to 18.6 percent of students statewide.
School district buys out $58,000 contract; seeking interim chief starting Jan. 1st
Payson Unified School District (PUSD) will spend $58,000 to buy out Superintendent Ron Hitchcock’s contract and seek an interim superintendent to take over by Jan. 1.
Principals Rob Varner, Will Dunman and Asa Hall met with many parents in the past month to hammer out ways to relieve overcrowding at Payson Elementary School.