Tag: Sedona Red Rock News

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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Sedona-Oak Creek School District starts talking budget cuts. See more education stories here

| February 21, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District starts talking budget cuts. See more education stories here

As belts tighten at school districts around the Verde Valley, Sedona-Oak Creek School District is looking at another year of cuts in the face of declining enrollment.

District administrators and the Governing Board met for their first budget work session Tuesday, Feb. 13, to begin the difficult process of pulling the district out of the red.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District freezes board travel

| February 14, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District freezes board travel

It was business as usual at the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board’s regular meeting Tuesday, 
Feb. 6. …

… a point of contention came when board President Randy Hawley suggested freezing board travel expenditures for the rest of the school year.

“It’s only a couple thousand dollars, but if everyone else is asked to find ways to reduce spending, I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t, too,” Hawley said. He suggested if board members want to go to professional development activities that they pay out of their own pockets.

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District dives into data

| January 31, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District dives into data

Sedona-Oak Creek School District’s strategic planning committee hit the ground running in its return from the holiday break, with a spate of meetings among subcommittees and a general meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The committee has refocused its strategic planning mission statement, which is now, “To become a leader in K-12 education; to set goals and define strategies that will elevate student success preparing all to successfully live and thrive in our exponentially changing world.”

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Chamber Music Sedona inspiring youth

| January 10, 2018
Chamber Music Sedona inspiring youth

Since 1982, Chamber Music Sedona has been striving to enrich the lives of Northern Arizona residents by bringing world-class musicians to Sedona audiences. While establishing its reputation as one of the state’s leading presenters of chamber music, CMS has also been a valuable supporter of the community in another way, through a partnership with the Music Department of Sedona Red Rock High School.

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