Tag: Sedona Red Rock News

SOCSD introduces new leadership at ice cream social. See more education news here

| July 4, 2018
SOCSD introduces new leadership at ice cream social. See more education news here

With school out for the summer, West Sedona School’s cafeteria doesn’t typically get much traffic on a Monday evening — but the room was abuzz with activity on June 25 as parents, teachers, kids and other community members came together for an ice cream social.

More than 50 turned out for the free ice cream, but also to meet Sedona Oak Creek School District’s new superintendent, Denny Dearden, and elementary school principal, Brenda Buck. Both shared a few words about themselves and their hopes for the district.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans for staff raises. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans for staff raises. See more education news here

After a month of teacher demonstrations and a weeklong strike, public school districts throughout Arizona are seeing a bump in funding from the state.

The funding increase amounts to an additional $216.86 per student enrolled in the district, which Sedona-Oak Creek School District predicts will total $329,621.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans its bus routes

| May 22, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District plans its bus routes

As the Sedona-Oak Creek School District moves forward with closing Big Park Community School, district administration has begun examining the logistics of bringing all of its elementary students to one location.

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FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

| May 3, 2018
FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

Pending final approval this week by state lawmakers of a budget that could expand the state’s education budget and increase teacher pay, educators in many school districts in Coconino County and statewide could return back to the classroom as early as Friday.

Teachers in many school districts statewide walked out of their classrooms Thursday, April 26 as part of the #RedforEd movement. Since then, hundreds of educators and supporters have been seen carrying signs and wearing their signature protest color t-shirts from the lawn at the Flagstaff City Hall to the thousands gathered in Phoenix.

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School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

| April 25, 2018
School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

From Page to Prescott and everywhere in between, school districts in the region are preparing for a teacher walk-0ut scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.

Parents are urged to keep checking with their local school districts and the local media for the latest information on how the walk-out will impact school meals, sporting and other academic activities.

The following are links to the latest walk-out related stories in the region:

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#RedForEd organizers: Arizona teachers will vote on walkout. See related stories here

| April 18, 2018
#RedForEd organizers: Arizona teachers will vote on walkout. See related stories here

Teachers across the state will vote this week on whether to walk out for more education funding, according to Arizona Educators United, the grassroots group coordinating the #RedForEd movement.

Organizers late Sunday said educators would vote in person Tuesday through Thursday to determine whether they would follow the lead of teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

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(Sedona-Oak Creek School District) votes to close school. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
(Sedona-Oak Creek School District) votes to close school. See more education news here

Reversing a decision made two weeks ago, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board voted unanimously to continue discussions about closing one of the district’s elementary schools.

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SciTech offers ongoing events throughout the Verde Valley

| March 28, 2018
SciTech offers ongoing events throughout the Verde Valley

Libraries and schools around the Verde Valley show kids how learning can be fun through a festival of special events and activities this month and beyond.

The Verde Valley SciTech Festival is an extension of the Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

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Sedona Oak Creek School District wraps strategic plan

| March 14, 2018
Sedona Oak Creek School District wraps strategic plan

Months of discussions came to a close this week as the Sedona Oak Creek School District’s strategic planning committee finalized its goals and objectives during a meeting Monday, March 5.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District narrows super search

| February 28, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District narrows super search

With four months left until Superintendent David Lykins’ contract expires, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District is getting down to business to find his replacement.

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