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Apply for free, reduced school meals

The Payson Unified School District will offer free and reduced-price lunches on all of its campuses again this year by participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

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Billing classes offered

Gila Community College professor Cindy Fisher-Smith will start teaching classes in health care education, administrative information systems, computers, business and business administration for the fall semester starting Monday, Aug. 17.

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Mental illness imposes tragic toll

Class to help families living with mentally ill adults

Ever have someone in the family that stole a school van to drive to Flagstaff for no reason they could ever really explain?

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Former culinary arts instructor honored

Devon Wells spent 33 years teaching the art of the home and kitchen to high school students and received a Distinguished Service Award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Educators on July 20.

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OMG! It’s actually the first day of school!

At the front office, a sign directs everyone — students and guests alike — to the playground.

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Education level dropping

But campus boosts worker education

Arizona continues to lag further and further behind the rest of the country when it comes to producing an educated workforce, according to an analysis by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

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Local boy makes good, comes home to teach

Young Payson English teacher popular with his students

Lacey Tackett has to contend with her husband’s notoriety with young people all around Payson.

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Open House at Payson Elementary, Julia Randall schools

The new school year starts on Monday, Aug. 3 for all students at Payson Unified School District.

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Kindergarten teachers plead for smaller classes

Class sizes may exceed 30 without another teacher

Flanked by all but one of the Payson Elementary School kindergarten teachers, Jane Pond and Sylvia Sandoval on July 27 begged the Payson Unified School District board to add another kindergarten teacher to the staff.

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Arizona suffers low college graduation rate

Arizona tied Alaska for the lowest college completion rate in the country in 2013, with just 29 percent of students able to earn a four-year degree in six years or less, a new report says.

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Changing the culture of PUSD

Last year, the Payson Unified School District board requested the culture of the district change after a tumultuous year.

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School board approves 2015-16 staff stipends

Staff with the Payson Unified School District will receive a one-time stipend during the 2015-16 school year.

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Tribe supports award-winning Payson FFA chapter

The Tonto Apache Tribe has donated $4,060 to the Payson FFA chapter, to help seven top agriculture students attend a national competition.

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County urges vaccines for all students

Extended hours at health department end July 24

School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines.

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Gear Up returns to PUSD

The Gear Up program has returned to Payson Unified School District and former Rim Country Middle School physical education teacher Jackie Wallace will serve as the coordinator.